A will is a legal document that states how you would like your assets to be distributed after you die. If you don’t have a will then your estate will be distributed in accordance with the rules of intestacy. If no beneficiaries can be found then your estate will belong to the Crown.

You may not think that you have enough money to leave in a will, but changes to pension legislation and increasing house prices can mean you have more to leave than you think. Some people use a will as a confirmation that they want particular assets, such as cars or jewellery, to belong to specific people.

 

Type of will and execution

Your will can be as simple or as complicated as you like. However, the execution (the way the will is signed and witnessed) is extremely important and can result in a will being invalid.

Wills for couples – Our will solicitors can discuss whether a matching, mirror or mutual will is most appropriate for your family circumstances.

Recently separated – We can advise on how to change your will, and put you in touch with our family department for further advice.

Deeds of variation – A Deed of Variation can also be referred to as an Instrument of Variation, a Family Arrangement, a Deed of Surrender, or a Deed of Assignment. It enables beneficiaries of a deceased’s estate to alter the distribution of that estate, or relinquish a bequest from an estate by changing the deceased’s will.

 

Our services

McHale and Co has the knowledge and experience to ensure you get it right when making a will. We understand the importance of this document, and our team can offer the guidance you need to see you through the process. The services we provide include:

  • A written will personalised for your individual circumstances
  • Advice on the implications of Inheritance Tax
  • Will trusts, if required
  • Registration with Certainty
  • Free storage of your will
  • A quality product using our 30 years’ experience in this area at a competitive price

Get in touch

If you would like to know more about how our tailored services can best suit your needs, do not hesitate to get in touch. Although based in Greater Manchester, we can provide high-quality legal assistance to those who need it around the UK. Call us today on 0161 928 3848, or fill in the online contact form.

Testimonials

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Very happy with McHale & Co dealing with my Mother’s Deed of Probate and sale of her house, very helpful during a difficult time.

Ms. C Jones

Outstanding service. A breath of fresh air!

Ms. M

I would like to thank McHale & Co Solicitors for their excellent work.
The support Helen provided me with was above and beyond, it was her professionalism and her personal and effective responses which made such a difficult time for me a lot more bearable.
I would have no hesitation in using McHale & Co again and will certainly recommend them to family, friends and colleagues.

Mrs B

On behalf of us both, I’d like to thank you Phillippa, for the support and guidance you have given us throughout this process, your service has been second to none.

Again, thank you so much.

Mr & Mrs M

I would like to thank Roberto for his help and support in dealing dealing with a recent case for my son. He was professional, caring and showed great sensitivity. He went above the cause of duty in his handling of the case. He made a very traumatic and stressful situation easy to bear. I will be eternally grateful to him. He is a great asset to McHale & Co. Once again Thank you.

Ms C

Paul Fitton,

Many thanks for your help.  Very best of advice at all times.

Thank you to all staff.

Mr S and Mrs K

I am very pleased with the help that I received. Thank you. Certainly would recommend.

Mrs G

I have dealt with Paul Fitton both by phone and email regarding advice about getting compensation from a world wide organisation. From the start Paul was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and gave very sound advice too. Plus I won the case. Thank you Paul, very much appreciated

Ms G

Excellent and professional service with clear explanations and guidance throughout. We can thoroughly recommend the firm and in particular Philippa Wright, Head of Wills and Probate.

Mr & Mrs N

A quick, efficient way to ensure your wishes are recorded for end of life. Good advice given and explained in a clear concise manner. Thank you.

Ms E

Michaela was exceptional in both advice and the completion of the will. Michaela was kind, considerate, professional and her manner and personality was one that inspired confidence from the very first meeting, going way above what I expected.

Mrs M

Wonderful service provided by Helen Green – very thorough knowledge. I am extremely satisfied as I was helped through a difficult time when I was uncertain how to go forward.

Mrs C

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