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Wills – app’rehension or app’lause?

We are used to using our smart phones for the internet, banking and paying bills so it comes as no surprise that a phone app is on its way to help you make a Will. But is this a good thing?

Most people should have a Will but it’s a worrying fact that many of us don’t. In these situations the law, known as intestacy, will say who benefits. This can sometimes have disastrous results including seeing people who you wouldn’t want to benefit in doing so. A Will is the only way you can have your say as to who inherits your money and property. But is an App the right way to go about it?

I would encourage everyone to make a Will but to use a Solicitor when doing so. Everyone is different so every Will is unique to that person. This means a lot of effort goes into making sure your Will does a great job in ensuring your affairs are looked after. We will also help you think about ways to save tax and protect assets for loved ones where necessary. That level of service and attention to detail is essential for every Will.

If you’re thinking of making a Will then please get in touch. Our flexible Will writing service means you can opt for a face to face appointment at one of our offices  or, if you prefer, you can ask us to send you one of our Will Packs to fill in and return which is great if you can’t visit us.

Simon Eyre-Wood

Simon is a solicitor in our wills & probate department. He is STEP accredited and specialises in wills, probate tax and trusts. If you would like any further information about this topic email simon.eyre-wood@tayloremmet.co.uk or call 0114 218 4128.

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