Wills & Estate Planning

Kitsons Solicitors - Wills & Estate Planning

Life can be hectic and putting in place a will is often a long way down your list of priorities, after family, work and general day to day life.

We appreciate that and aim to make the whole process as easy as possible, whilst recognising that a will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign.

Having an up to date will in place allows you to choose who you want to manage your estate and carry out your wishes (Executors), whether any particular personal items or cash lump sums should go to specific individuals and who you want to receive the bulk of your estate.

If you have children under the age of 18 you can appoint guardians in your will to look after those children in the event that you and the father/mother of those children both die before your children reach 18.

If you don’t have an up to date will in place then your assets could end up going to beneficiaries whom you no longer wish to benefit.

If you don’t have a will at all then your assets could pass to distant relatives or even to the Crown.  You may also miss out on tax reliefs that would benefit your estate, particularly if you are married or own business or agricultural assets.

We will make sure that your will is tailored to your particular circumstances without being any more complicated than it needs to be. We will be up front with you about how much it will cost and how long it will take.

If you need help putting in place a new will please get in touch.

Your wills & estate planning team are...

Kitsons Solicitors - Charlie Siegle

Charlie SieglePartner

Charlie is a Partner and Head of our Private Client team in Exeter

Kitsons Solicitors - Marjorie Creek

Marjorie CreekPartner

Marjorie is an Partner in our Private Client team and previously a registered nurse

Kitsons Solicitors - Rebecca Farley

Rebecca FarleyAssociate

Rebecca Farley practices in probate, wills and estate & tax planning and powers of attorney

Carly JefferySolicitor

Carly is a Solicitor in our Private Client team in Plymouth

Kitsons Solicitors - Charlotte Maling

Charlotte MalingSolicitor

Charlotte is a Solicitor in our Private Client team

Kitsons Solicitors - Carole Nesbitt

Carole NesbittLegal Assistant

Carole is a Legal Assistant in our Private Client team

Kitsons Solicitors - Avril Simister

Avril SimisterTrainee Chartered Legal Executive

Avril is a Trainee Chartered Legal Executive in our Inheritance & Trust Disputes team

Kitsons Solicitors - Annette Dayman

Annette DaymanLegal Support Assistant

Annette is a Personal Assistant to Private Client Partner, Jonathan Dickson

Kitsons Solicitors - Catherine Faulkner

Catherine FaulknerPersonal Assistant

Catherine is a Personal Assistant to Partner and Head of Private Client, Lynn Smith

Kitsons Solicitors - Janet Savin

Janet SavinLegal Secretary

Janet is a Legal Secretary in our Private Client team

Kitsons Solicitors - Alison Williams

Alison WilliamsLegal Secretary

Alison is a Legal Secretary in our Private Client team

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