PROTECTING YOUR LEGACY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
Estate planning is for everyone and everyone should take it seriously. Whoever you are and whatever your circumstances, you no doubt have people that you care about and that are important in your life. That is true of all of us. These are normally members of your family, your spouse or partner, your children, grandchildren, parents, etc. You may also have close friends that you trust and care about. Much of your life is spent accumulating possessions, buying a house, saving for the future, planning for retirement, and collecting ‘priceless treasures’ that have more sentimental than intrinsic value.
It is only natural that you would want to pass those things on to the people that you care about most. And so, if you want to keep your assets safe, it is important to make sure that you have put as much protection in place as possible while you are still able to do so. Over the years we have helped thousands of people throughout the UK to protect their assets for their loved ones. Our expert team offer specialist advice tailored to your individual circumstances, from basic Will drafting through to Trust solutions and Powers of Attorney.
Estate planning services offered
Estate Planners in London and Wiltshire UK
One of the most important areas for a person to organise while they are still alive is their estate. Planning in advance of one’s death or incapacitation is highly recommended. Our estate planners are based in Wiltshire, UK but mainly serve clients in and around London. Estate planning is vital to make sure your wealth is protected for the future. Here we define estate planning and what the task of protecting your estate and therefore your assets entails.
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How we work
The initial call gives an opportunity to discuss your situation and your objectives. It also allows us to see how we can best help you.
The discovery meeting is all about you. We will take the time to listen to your personal, family, and business situations to get a better understanding of your specific estate planning requirements. We will ask you questions to better understand what is really important to you, as well as fully understanding the legacy you wish to leave.
Finally we will explain the services of Strategic Wills and show you how we can help you and what the next steps will be.
Please get in touch now to arrange an initial call.
Following your Discovery Meeting, we will prepare your recommendation report which sets out our recommendations, scope of work, timescales and the legal fees you will pay for our services.
Once we have your agreement, we will put your plans into motion for you. We take care of all of the administration and keep you updated regularly throughout the document drafting process. Order summaries of your estate planning will be sent to you for your review and once you have approved, the final documentation will be prepared, reviewed and legally approved. We will then be in contact to arrange the Signing Meeting and provide further guidance.
So that legal documents are valid they need to be signed and dated correctly. At the signing meeting you will need two independent witnesses present to witness the signing of the wills and once signed the documents will be legally effective.
After the signing we will provide an execution statement giving the full names and addresses of the witnesses as proof that the wills were executed correctly and legally.
Once all the documents have been signed they will be professionally stored for safe keeping. Storage certificates will be provided to ensure everyone is clear where the documents are stored.
Once the process has been completed it is very important that the documents are updated as events happen. Regular reviews are important to make sure the planning stays up to date. We will communicate with you from time to time to ensure your planning is up to date.