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Prepaid Funeral Plans

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Safe Hands Funeral Plans the most affordable Prepaid Funeral Plan provider in the UK. Do not put off pre-planning your funeral. Thinking ahead and putting a Funeral Plan in place now can save time, worry and expense for your family later in life.

Funeral Costs are Increasing

With funeral costs increasing dramatically, having this expense taken care of in advance can ease the burden for your loved ones at an already distressing time. By pre-planning your funeral, you will have the freedom to plan things as you wish, taking any uncertainty or difficult decisions away from your family.

What are PrePaid Funeral Plans?

Unlike insurance plans or savings plans, a pre-planned/prepaid funeral arrangement is bought and paid for at today’s prices, guaranteeing that funeral expenses are covered regardless of how steeply they rise in the coming years.

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Watford Wills and  Trusts customers can choose from a range of five different Funeral Plans, each of which can be tailored to suit both cremation and burial.

Why choose Safe Hands Funeral Plans?

Safe Hands are confirmed as one of the most affordable – if not the most affordable providers on the UK market. See below for a current price comparison between all of the major providers.

Company Standard Intermediate Premium
Watford Wills and Trusts (Safe Hands) £3,355 £3,595 £3,900
Golden Charter £3,625 £3,995 £4,540
Dignity £3,535 £3,885 £4,285
Golden Leaves £3,420 £3,800 £4,120
Age UK £3,495 £3,845 £4,245

Please note: Plans may vary in content, prices correct as of  August 2017.

Our Funeral Plans

Watford Wills and  Trusts are appointed agents for Safe Hands Funeral Plans. Choose from a range of plans that can be tailored to meet your needs, with guaranteed acceptance and no need for health checks.

Will Writing Solicitors in watford

We are Will Writing specialist which means that we only do Will Writing.

We specialise in ensuring that your Will is as airtight as possible and we are insured for up to One Million Pounds in the unlikely event of an error that causes loss to you family.

Our Wills are checked by our own specialist solicitor who has over 40 years experience and is a registered solicitor.

The entire purpose of our organisation under Eurowills is to ensure that our customers get the best possible service at the fairest prices possible.

We keep upto date with the legalities and ramifications that can affect your Will and your families inheritance. This help to ensure that freelancers such as those you see regularly on TV fighting over contestable estates are keep well away from yours.

Will Writing Solicitors in Watford or online Wills may or may not charge you for your Will but you may will pay more for your Probate. This means that extra money is taken away from your family or those that you intended to benefit if you die or become incapacitated.

Watford Wills and Trust Will visit you at your home to draft your Will and we will send your Will to our specialist solicitor for verification and checking.

Why You Should Call Us

  • We will advise you on how best to allocate your estate.
  • Whether a Trust is your best option.
  • Whether you need an Power of Attorney.
  • We have set prices.

  • Our prices are generally lower than your solicitors and we have indemnity insurance that protects your family for upto upto £!000,0000 per claim.
  • Free Wills usually mean very expensive Probate. That means money taken out off your families inheritance. Don’t get caught out to the tune of thousands of pounds.
    We come to you at a time we can agree.
  • It only takes upto 2hrs to Draft you Will and then 20 minutes for singing and witnessing.

Contact us today

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Wills and Family disputes

You have made the first step in deciding  to write your will and that is an important step.

The next thing to do is to call Watford Wills and Trusts to make an appointment with a Wills and Estate planning specialist.

The most important step then is to talk to your family about your intentions in your Will.  

This ensures that your family understand you and your intentions and that everyone will know what to expect.

This important step can also help the family and trustees to avoid nasty conflicts and disputes that often occur when there are surprises in a Will.

The other reason is to try to avoid having individuals from contesting your Will.

It seems that the nicest people can become monsters when money, especially large sums of money are involved.

I have come across some horrible examples.

An 89 year old Widow died leaving an estate worth a total value of approx £800,000.

She left everything to 3 relations.  Her two sons and her niece.  

She had told the niece that the two sons had never visited her or taken an interest in her life.    

She never spoke to the sons about this, and after the reading of Will the  brother were furious and tried to dispute their mothers Will.

They argued that she was “insane through loneliness” when the Last Will and Testament was written and even that the “niece” had coerced  her into to trying to cut them out of their mothers Will altogether

None of these tactics worked.

“But”

by chance the niece was going through a divorce at the time.  The brothers did not know her husband, but they made it their business to contact him and tell him about his departing wife's inheritance of around £350,000p.

The result was that the husband immediately included this money in the settlement figure which he was demanding through the divorce, he then made away with a good portion of the inheritance as well as half of her pension. Additionally he is still owed half of the value of the house on sale when the children reach adulthood.

“This is someone who the Donor had only ever met once before; for a short while at his and her and her nieces wedding over twenty years ago…”

This was not the intended outcome of the Donor, and the arguments, slander and lies have torn that family apart forever.

“Get family members, beneficiaries and Trustees together if possible”,  

or speak to them individually if that is the only option.   You may have to face some confrontation then but just remember whose money it is you are gifting.

Always remember that people that are capable of these acts are also normal and nice people. Many that will ‘steal’  from your benficiences are opportunists, you may never know the type of person they are before hand.

Better still ensure that the money that You have earned in our lifetime is not squandered, by a partner of your family members, or tricked away from them by unscrupulous characters by putting it into a Trust fund.  

The distribution of Trust assets are then controlled by a Trustee. This is someone that you know and trust and whom you nominate to act in your stead with your beneficiary's best interest at hand under the guidance of professional trustees.

Our family trusts are the best mechanism for protecting your family.

Watford Wills and Trusts

Watford Wills and trusts.

Wills and Family Disputes

You have made the first step in deciding  to write your will and that is an important step.

The next thing to do is to call Watford Wills and Trusts to make an appointment with a Wills and Estate planning specialist.

The most important step then is to talk to your family about your intentions in your Will.  

This ensures that your family understand you and your intentions and that everyone will know what to expect.

This important step can also help the family and trustees to avoid nasty conflicts and disputes that often occur when there are surprises in a Will.

The other reason is to try to avoid having individuals from contesting your Will.

It seems that the nicest people can become monsters when money, especially large sums of money are involved.

I have come across some horrible examples.

An 89 year old Widow died leaving an estate worth a total value of approx £800,000.

She left everything to 3 relations.  Her two sons and her niece.  

She had told the niece that the two sons had never visited her or taken an interest in her life.    

She never spoke to the sons about this, and after the reading of Will the  brother were furious and tried to dispute their mothers Will.

They argued that she was “insane through loneliness” when the Last Will and Testament was written and even that the “niece” had coerced  her into to trying to cut them out of their mothers Will altogether

None of these tactics worked.

“But”

by chance the niece was going through a divorce at the time.  The brothers did not know her husband, but they made it their business to contact him and tell him about his departing wife's inheritance of around £350,000p.

The result was that the husband immediately included this money in the settlement figure which he was demanding through the divorce, he then made away with a good portion of the inheritance as well as half of her pension. Additionally he is still owed half of the value of the house on sale when the children reach adulthood.

“This is someone who the Donor had only ever met once before; for a short while at his and her and her nieces wedding over twenty years ago…”

This was not the intended outcome of the Donor, and the arguments, slander and lies have torn that family apart forever.

“Get family members, beneficiaries and Trustees together if possible”,  

or speak to them individually if that is the only option.   You may have to face some confrontation then but just remember whose money it is you are gifting.

Always remember that people that are capable of these acts are also normal and nice people. Many that will ‘steal’  from your benficiences are opportunists, you may never know the type of person they are before hand.

Better still ensure that the money that You have earned in our lifetime is not squandered, by a partner of your family members, or tricked away from them by unscrupulous characters by putting it into a Trust fund.  

The distribution of Trust assets are then controlled by a Trustee. This is someone that you know and trust and whom you nominate to act in your stead with your beneficiary's best interest at hand under the guidance of professional trustees.

Our family trusts are the best mechanism for protecting your family.

Charles.

Watford Wills and trusts.

10 Things to do before you die

Our list of things to do while you are still alive and kicking.

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  • Ensure that your estate and your Will is in order.
  • Visit India.
  • Take the love of your life to Paris.
  • Study a subject that you have had no expose to before.
  • Read the Bible.
  • Learn to play golf or tennis.
  • Spend a weekend at home with the TV off.
  • Learn to make a cocktail well, make it your party piece.
  • Tell your wife / husband how much you love them and appreciate them everyday.
  • Forget about the bad times and always talk about the good times.
  • I want to give all of my life savings to my solicitor…

    Last Will and Testament

    and the residue should be distributed between the UK government and the Crown who need it more that my family or friends.

    That is your Will you write if you do not write a Will.

    You have probably hear this message before and you may hear it again before you take any action.   But we will repeat the message again and again.

    Talk to us today about your Will and Family trusts.  Good intentions are not usually accepted by the probate board, a professionally written Will  is.

    Protect your family and loved ones, contact us today to discuss your Wills, Mirror Wills, Family Trusts and  funeral plans.

    Charles

    What are your Assets

    For the purpose of writing a Will you may find it difficult to come up with a list of your assets to distribute to you beneficiaries. Many people have far more in assets than they first think and this list is aimed at help you to assess these.

    It is worth creating a list of your assets as shown in this table below.

    Asset Description Approx value
    House Mortgage remaining £10,000p £450,000p
    Life insurance policy Friendly life life insurance
    taken out with mortgage Policy no. 015698/a
    £100,000
    Cars Bentley, Ford, MG,1 classic car £90,000
    Stocks and Shares 11,000 Acme Corp.company shares £25,000
    List of stored & loaned item Paintings and records in Storage £5,500
    Antique Watch Grand fathers golds watch £1,000