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   Couples save when making their Wills, safely, this winter
Regional Suffolk law firm, Holmes & Hills Solicitors, provides Will writing services that offer couples a saving of between 16% and
21% on legal fees when making Mirror Wills at the same time. Married couples, civil partners and co-habiting couples will benefit from the saving.
Holmes & Hills has also introduced Safe Service Standards to allow couples to make their Wills safely during the current public health situation.
Why make a Will at all?
Quite simply, if you do not make a Will the law says who inherits your estate. Most people assume that everything would pass automatically to their partner but this is not necessarily so and certainly if you are not married or in a civil partnership, they will have no automatic right to inherit ANY part of your estate. Your estate may pass to the person or persons you would not want to inherit. It may result in financial hardship for your loved ones or an expensive court action.
Making a Will ensures that the people you want to benefit when you die, receive your estate.
Our clients often wish to receive advice as follows:
n How to update an existing Will
n How to provide and protect young children – who will look after your children if you die, where will they live and who will look after the money they inherit?
n How to leave business interests
n What steps they should take if choosing to leave out a beneficiary from their Will
n Provide for children from a former relationship
n How to set up a Trust
n How to provide for vulnerable adults or children
n How to plan for future care needs
n How to protect your contribution to the purchase price of a property when you live with someone else*
n How to protect your contribution to the purchase of your child’s home*
n How to give away an inheritance in a tax efficient manner**
Declaration of Trust *
Deed of Variation **
Make your Wills safely this winter
Holmes & Hills are employing Safe Service Standards to protect clients and
colleagues. Our team of expert lawyers will minimise the amount of time you have to spend in our office. Your lawyer can provide expert legal advice through telephone or video calls in order to take your instructions.
This appointment will usually take around one hour.
Depending on the complexity of your Will, it may be necessary for you to attend the office after your initial telephone appointment. This allows us to ensure you understand the advice we have provided, as well as the implications of the legal documents we have drafted for you.
If you do attend our office for a brief, socially distanced meeting, our Safe Service Standards include:
n Perspex screening in place in each reception area
n Upon arrival you will be directed to a large meeting room
n Perspex screen across the table between you and your lawyer
n Your lawyer will be wearing a full protective face shield and a fresh pair of gloves
n Appropriate social distancing will always be maintained
n The meeting room will have been fully cleaned before your arrival
n Hand sanitiser will be available
n Face coverings will be provided
n If you are unable to attend one of our offices we may be able to meet you at your home in a garden setting, or to witness your Will through an open window
There is no better time to make a Will – save up to 21%
Married couples and co-habiting couples save between 16-21% when making Mirror Wills, the exact saving is subject to the complexity of the affairs and will be advised at an initial meeting.
What is a Mirror Will?
If you and your partner wish to make Wills, that are in the same terms, these are called ‘Mirror’ Wills. Each Will is a separate legal document but the content is identical and ‘mirrors’ the other.
To talk with a specialist about making your Wills, safely, call Holmes & Hills Solicitors on 01787 275275 (Suffolk) or 01376 320456 (Essex).
Couples save between 16% and 21% on legal fees compared to making Wills separately at different times.

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