Drafting a Will

Drafting a Will can be very complex. Enlist the help of our specialist team of Will writing solicitors to guide and advise you through the entire process.

A Will ensures that your wishes for what happens to your estate after you die are carried out. This includes identifying the people you want to inherit your possessions, property and money as well as planning for the future care of any people who are dependent on you.

As long as you are over 18, you are never too young to start drafting a Will, especially if you have young children. Give yourself and your loved one’s peace of mind by contacting Trethowans today on 0800 2800 421.

Drafting a Will – our process

As a Will is such an important legal document, you must take the time to carefully consider what your wishes are for the distribution of your estate. At Trethowans, we have a team of specialist solicitors to guide and advise you throughout the entire process of drafting a Will to ensure it is clear, accurate and legally binding.

Drafting a Will can get complicated, especially for those with large estates, so we break our service down into easy to follow steps which include:

  • Valuing your estate: so it is clear what you have to leave behind, we will help you draw up a list of your assets and debts which typically include; property, savings and investments, life insurance or endowment policies, pensions and valuable or sentimental belongings. You also need to consider any debts such as mortgages, credit card balances, overdrafts and loans.
  • Decide who gets what: once you know what you have to leave behind, our next step is to decide how you want to divide your estate and who gets what. The people you name to receive any items in your Will are called beneficiaries.
  • Choose who will distribute your Will: you must nominate a person or persons to have the responsibility of distributing your Will. They are called executors. This job involves a lot of work and responsibility, so consider the people you want to appoint carefully.
  • Draft the Will: as drafting a Will is a legal document, a solicitor is the best person to help you write it to ensure it follows the correct legal protocols and to safeguard it from potential challenges later on.
  • Safe storage: once you are happy with your Will, you can store it safely with Trethowans. We allow you to easily review and make changes as and when it becomes necessary. This also ensures it doesn’t get lost.

To book a consultation with our experienced Will drafting solicitors at one of our law offices in Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Salisbury or Winchestercontact Trethowans on 0800 2800 421.

Specialist Will drafting solicitors

When it comes to drafting a Will it is vital to make sure it is done right to give you both peace of mind that your loved ones will be looked after once you’re gone and to make the already difficult time following your death that little bit easier for those left behind.

With years of experience drafting Wills for a variety of clients from a range of different backgrounds, Trethowans is your number one choice for help when writing your Will. Please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated solicitors today on 0800 2800 421 and they will be happy to help you get started drafting a Will.

Meet the team

Mihiri Gajraj

Partner
Southampton

James Hammersley

Partner
Poole

Richard Dollimore

Partner
Poole

Gary Pick

Partner
Poole

Rupert Thompson

Senior Associate
Winchester

Claire Radigois

Senior Associate
Salisbury

Martha Swann

Associate
Poole

Holly Algar

Associate
Southampton

Derek Bryer

Associate
Salisbury

Arcadius Gregory

Solicitor
Southampton

Jenny Shucksmith

Chartered Legal Executive
Salisbury

Paula Arnold

Trusts and Tax Practitioner
Poole