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, Nick Kingsley (Solicitors),
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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