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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Excellent, professional and caring. Michaela and her colleagues made the whole process very easy.

Ms A

I have been using McHale and Co for both the sake of my property and the purchase of my new home. Joy handled my sale and was extremely professional, helpful and persevered when dealing with my buyers solicitors who were less than professional to deal with.
Phillippa was equally professional and extremely knowledgeable on purchasing new build properties due to her years of experience in this specialist area. She was supportive and gave me confidence that I was getting a first class service. Would use them again and recommend to my friends and family.

Ms. S

…in the midst of the most stressful situations, I have never felt the need to ‘nudge’ or urge action, I have always been confident in the reliability and consistency in the service received, especially from Liz Connolly.

Ms B

Extremely satisfied, I have already recommended. I first used the Will drafting service – Helen Green – then probate… clearly happy!

Ms W

Excellent Service provided by Michaela. Detailed, professional and approachable.

Ms J

Michaela is professional and confident in her field and at the same time I felt completely relaxed in her presence, a great asset to McHale & Co.

Mrs P

Always, without fail, returned email/telephone calls promptly. Thank you.

Mr D

Professional and efficient service with a personal touch.

Mr Y

Grace has been very helpful dealing our whole family, arranging wills and lasting powers of attorney. Excellent service.

Mrs N

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

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