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Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney

60,000 people – around 25% of all deaths – in the UK die every year without making a will. By not making a will, they leave their families to sort out their affairs and means their estate may not be distributed as they intended. Children may not receive their inheritance, and unmarried partners are not legally entitled to anything if it is not written down in a will.

The Government have a quick, free tool which allows you to quickly see what would happen to your assets if you died without a Will. The results may surprise you. Click here to be redirected to their website:-

“But I don’t have many assets!” “What about your children?”

We regularly hear people say they do not have many assets and Inheritance Tax is unlikely to be a problem and they are happy with the intestacy rules. However, if you have children a Will can allow you to appoint guardians to step in if you pass away before your child’s 18th birthday. If your wishes are not in a Will, and the worst happens, there can be a lot of uncertainty for your child at a heartbreaking time in their life.

At Hooper Burrowes Legal, we will make sure your wishes are followed exactly after your death, and your loved ones are properly looked after.

For a legally-binding, professionally written will, speak to Hooper Burrowes Legal today on 01743 01743 292444 or email us on

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