BATHGATE OFFICE: 01506 656 820
1 Bloomfield Place, Bathgate, West Lothian, EH48 1PB
Office open Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
If not (or if your circumstances have changed since you made one), you may wish to take advantage of our Will drafting service.
Anybody aged 12 and over can make a Will, but almost 3 out of 4 people in Scotland do not make a Will. Not only can this leave behind a good deal of distress and confusion for loved ones but also, if you die without a Will (intestate), there are certain rules which dictate how your money, property or possessions will be allocated. This may not be the way that you would want your money and possessions to be distributed.
If you share a property with someone who is not your husband, wife or civil partner (couples who are not married do not automatically inherit from each other unless there is a Will)
If you wish to make provision for a dependant who is unable to care for themselves
If there are several family members who may make a claim on your estate, for example, a spouse or children from a previous marriage or relationship
If you have recently separated from your spouse or partner
It is also important to alter any existing Will if your circumstances change. Marriage, civil partnership or divorce does not invalidate a previously-made Will.
Wills have to be drawn up in a certain format to make them legally valid and Bathgate Family Law Practice will be very happy to do this for you. So, if you do not already have a Will, please arrange an appointment with Beatrice Burns and get some peace of mind that comes with knowing that whoever you want to inherit your assets will do so. Our fee for drafting a Will for you will be £72 (or £108 for a married couple) inclusive of VAT. If you qualify for Advice & Assistance Legal Aid, you may not have to pay anything.
If you would like help with writing your will, call us today on: