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Wills, Trusts and Probate

Bridge McFarland's experienced and caring lawyers guide you through the Will writing process, giving you confidence that your assets will be divided exactly how you wish and that your loved ones won't suffer any legal nightmares when you are no longer around.

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Without a valid will, the law controls the inheritance of your estate.

This can cause unnecessary heartache when it comes to complicated family relationships, as unmarried partners and stepchildren aren't automatically entitled to inherit.


If you have children or dependents, a Will allows you to make arrangements to ensure they'll always be in the best hands, whatever may occur. You'll also be able to provide for your business or pets, choose to leave money to friends or favourite charities, set up trusts for disabled or vulnerable beneficiaries and choose who you want to deal with your assets. We'll also provide you with inheritance tax advice to minimise the amount of tax payable.


At Bridge McFarland, we appreciate every situation is unique - which is why we encourage face to face meetings to understand your exact needs. We will ensure that you get all of the advice and guidance you need so that you and your family can rest assured, knowing you are prepared for any event. All Will signings are witnessed and professionally supervised.


You have the right to choose who benefits from your assets, so for expert help and guidance get in touch with one of our specialist lawyers. We'll be here to help make the process as simple as possible.

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Do I really need to make a will?
The legal system will provide basic rules for your estate (money and property) which probably won’t suit your circumstances. It will NOT deal with guardianship, i.e. who supervises young children, and this can finish up being dealt with by Social Services. A Will cures both of these problems. Cohabitees do not benefit under the basic rules.
Is there anything I should have ready before contacting you?
You will need to consider who will be your executor(s), to manage things after you die, and guardian(s) of minor children. Full names and addresses of all concerned are needed. Executors can benefit under the Will.
What happens if I die without a will?
The law writes your Will. There is currently no provision for survivors of unmarried couples, and widows/widowers do not automatically take the whole estate. Step-children can also miss out. Disputes can result, with huge costs and unfairness.
What does it cost to make a will?
The cost, like anything, varies according to the amount of work involved. Simple Wills start from around £150 plus VAT. Storage is free, and we supply the witnesses and advice as needed. You should consider what it might cost NOT to make one.