Making a will can help to make sure you do not pay more inheritance tax than you are required to, and at Equilibrium we are hugely experienced in assisting clients to make sure your will works best for you.
Find out more about how we can help with your will and to ensure you're limiting the amount of inheritance tax you will have to pay by getting in touch today. Simply call us on 0808 156 1176 or complete our online contact form and a member of the team will be in touch. Our offices are based in Wilmslow and Chester.
Making a Will
It is important that everyone makes a will, and it is absolutely imperative if you are a high-net-worth individual. A will enables you to take control of what will happen to your money, possessions and property in the event of your death and at Equilibrium we are hugely experienced in assisting with even the most complex of wills.
It is important to make a will because:
- You have a greater say in how your estate is divided upon your death
- You can make arrangements with regard to your children
- If you are unmarried or have not registered a civil partnership, you would not otherwise be able to inherit from each other
Reducing Inheritance Tax Through Your Will
Importantly, through a will you may be able to reduce the amount of tax payable on inheritance tax by seeking expert advice before and when a will is made. At Equilibrium, we can advise on the options available you, helping to ensure you are reducing your inheritance tax wherever possible.
By making a will, you can make sure that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes. If you have a spouse or partner, drawing up a will is particularly important because while there is no inheritance tax payable between the two of you, should you die without a will - known as dying 'intestate' - there could be tax to pay and assets that you would like to go to your partner could instead end up going to other relatives.
Updating a Will
Once your will has been created it is important that this is updated regularly, ideally around every five years. You should also update your will in light of any significant changes, such as:
- Getting divorced
- Getting married
- Moving home
- Becoming a parent or having more children
Contact Us Today
Contact the team at Equilibrium today to find out more about how we can assist with your will and to make sure you are reducing the amount of inheritance tax you owe wherever possible. We support many clients from in and around Manchester, Cheshire and elsewhere across the North West; get in touch by simply calling us on 0808 156 1176 or by completing our online contact form.