Wills & Probate

People don't like making Wills and there are a number of misconceptions about them. The fact is that if you die without a Will it can create serious problems for your family.

Probably the most common misconception is that everything will automatically go to your spouse.

Dying without a Will means that your assets are dealt with by the statutory rules of intestacy. These could see your property split between your relatives and could lead to financial hardship for a loved one.

The situation is worse for unmarried co-habiting couples. The law does not recognise these relationships on death. If one partner dies their property could go to their family rather than to their partner.

On a more positive note, a Will is a chance for you to make choices about where you want your assets to go. You could choose to remember a favourite relative or a charity. You can also appoint guardians to look after your children.

A well-structured Will can ensure your affairs are dealt with as tax efficiently as possible.

Making a Will is usually not a complicated process and can give you a real peace of mind. We can assist with everything from a simple Will to more complicated arrangments. Sprake & Kingsley have the specialist knowledge to help.

“Sprake & Kingsley” & “Sprake & Kingsley Solicitors” are trading names of Sprake & Kingsley LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (LLP Number OC422486) whose registered office is 16 Broad Street, Bungay, NR35 1EN. 

The firm’s Partners are:
Karen Phillips (Managing), Frances Davy, John Hay,
John Williams, Anna Farquharson
The firm’s Consultants are:
David Sprake (Solicitor),
Jennifer George (Chartered Legal Executive)
The firm, its solicitors and all fee earners are only qualified to advise on English Law within the jurisdiction of England & Wales
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