Making a Will

For many of us, making a Will is something we know we should do but never quite get round to. Of course, it’s important not to put it off and the good news is that at Edward Hughes Solicitors, making a Will could be much quicker and easier than you think.

Our solicitors have a wealth of experience in creating Wills and make the process fast, straightforward and hassle-free. And once in place, you’ll be able to relax knowing that you’ve planned for whatever the future may bring.

Our caring, friendly solicitors take the stress out of making a Will. They know the questions to ask and will guide you gently through the process. Whether your affairs are straightforward or more complex, our will writing service ensures that your Will is valid and right for you. We can also store your will safely - protecting it from loss or damage.

What are the different types of Wills?

There are three main types of Wills. Our solicitors can advise you on what is best in your circumstances.

  1. Single Wills

    A single will is suitable for single people and those who are married or in a civil partnership. It is an individual will that details how someone would like their estate shared after they have died.

  2. Mirror Wills

    When people are married or in a civil partnership, and they have the same wishes, they may choose Mirror Wills.

    However, there are pitfalls to be aware of with Mirror Wills. For instance, one person can change the will at any time without notifying the other. In addition, if the deceased spouse had children from a previous marriage, those children may not inherit anything if the surviving spouse changes the will.

  3. Trust Wills

    Trust Wills can maximise and protect assets for beneficiaries. Trust Wills can be set up in different ways, depending on the objectives.

    For instance, if someone owns a property with their spouse, they could ringfence their half of the house, so if they die, it cannot be sold to pay for their spouse’s residential care fees. This means their part of the property can be passed to other beneficiaries or any family member.

    Another example is a Trust Will set up for vulnerable or young beneficiaries. Trustees can be appointed to look after a beneficiary’s inheritance if they lack mental capacity or until they reach a certain age.


With expert knowledge in all areas of Wills, our friendly solicitors can create a Will that’s right for you and your family. So, for confidential, expert advice, call us today on 01745 343661 or 01492 535640 and see how we can help you.

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