Many people think that writing a Will is something to put off until later in life, or assume that their wishes will be carried out because they have been discussed with loved ones. However, the only way to be completely certain that your property and possessions go to the people you love is to write a Will.

Writing a Will is not as simple as it may appear. Like most things in life the hardest part is finding the time to stop, and take time out from your daily life routine. The best way to start is to spend several minutes on the bus or in the bath to consider the serious ramifications of not leaving formal directions to your partner or children

Although it is possible to write a will by yourself, it is advisable to use a solicitor as there are various legal formalities you need to follow to make sure that your will is valid. You may also need legal advice for more complicated matters. A solicitor can also advise you about how Inheritance Tax affects you.

Before you write your will or consult a solicitor, it's a good idea to think about what you want included in your will. You should consider:

  • How much money and what property and possessions you have
  • Who you want to benefit from your will
  • Who should look after any children under 18 years of age
  • Who is going to sort out your estate and carry out your wishes after your death - that is your executor

An executor is the person responsible with passing on your estate. You can appoint an executor by naming them in your will. The courts can also appoint other people to be responsible for doing this job.

If you are interested in having a Solicitor at PLS Solicitors write your will please contact Adam Pavey on 0161 941 7449 or alternatively email with any enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .