Choosing a Will Writer: Don't do Anything Until You've Read This!
Will Writing and estate planning can be very complex, with many things to consider in order to get the best possible plans in place for your specific needs and situation. With so many people claiming they are qualified to write Wills and deal with estate planning matters, choosing a trustworthy and knowledgeable Will Writer can be challenging. The reality is that many individuals and lawyers do not possess the necessary qualifications and up-to-date knowledge to comprehensively deal with Wills and legacy planning issues, leading to costly mistakes that can cause major problems later on.
Crucial Things to Check When Choosing a Will Writer
Use our checklist to assist you in confidently choosing someone to deal with your Wills and associated estate planning matters.
Are They Regulated?
Is the Will Writer/lawyer suitably qualified and are they still recognised members of regulatory bodies?
Are They Insured?
Does the Will Writer have what is known as Professional Indemnity Insurance to cover financial losses if something goes wrong?
Is Their Knowledge Up to Date?
Does the Will Writer/lawyer keep themselves updated with what is referred to as CPD (Continuing Professional Development) by attending webinars/seminars on a regular basis and receiving relevant legislation and case law updates?
Do They Have Knowledge of the UK System?
Does the Will Writer have knowledge of UK tax legislation and the possible interaction with UK Inheritance Tax where the person writing the Will has UK connections/history?
Can They Cover Other Jurisdictions?
Does the Will Writer have the ability to write Wills here in Cyprus and in other jurisdictions such as England & Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Channel Islands etc.?
Here at Maplebrook Services we consistently tick all these boxes as standard, which enables us to offer comprehensive services in Will Writing and estate planning here in Cyprus, the UK and in several other jurisdictions.
If you would like more information or advice, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team to arrange a free consultation. You can call us on 26 600780 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.