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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I am very glad that I found your office and especially Helen Green. I enjoy dealing with people who know what they are doing.

Mr S

Grace Kennedy was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Updating our wills was a very smooth and efficient process.

Mr W

The service and communication provided by Michaela throughout the process of dealing with my mum’s estate has been exemplary.

Mr E

Excellent customer service and attention to detail by Mr Hartley. Would certainly recommend to family and friends.

Ms Y

Pleasure to do business with McHale & Co. Everything is thoroughly explained, whatever questions we asked. Easy to make contact, we as a family have dealt with your company before and cannot fault any part of our dealing with yourselves.

Mrs L

Helen was excellent. Very clear in her explanations of options and implications of decisions made in our wills.

Mr & Mrs T

A big thank you to Grace Kennedy who went the extra mile and provided me with lots of information regarding making, signing and checking the process for me and after signing a list of use points and information. Excellent customer/client care.

Mr S

I feel that the people employed within this firm really listen and respond accordingly

Mrs S

Many thanks for your assistance with everything (Helen Green), you’ve made it all seem a lot more manageable at a difficult time.

Ms W

Helen, can I just thank you for the professional and thorough way in which you have dealt with this matter and your advice has been very welcome at times. Worth every penny for peace of mind.

Mr L

Extremely helpful and considerate. Very attentive . Nothing was too much trouble from the first phone call to receiving a hard copy of the will. Couldn’t have asked for more. I would not hesitate in recommending you to friends and family. A fantastic service all round. Thank you Michaela.

Mr M

I would like to thank you (Paul Fitton) for your most professional guidance and advice, I appreciate the effort and time you devoted to my issues on this subject.

Mr S

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