About

About us

Paul Smith Will Writing is a will writing practice specialising in providing a confidential, professional and friendly service to produce a will that is right for you. Paul Smith ran a successful law practice for many years in London and now specialises in writing wills and lasting powers of attorney. Paul’s legal expertise combined with consideration of your personal circumstances will enable you to have  the will that is right for you taking all your concerns and wishes into account.

Paul can visit you at home in the Kent area or alternatively provide a telephone service to discuss your wishes.

In keeping with providing a professional and confidential service your data is kept securely and is never divulged to third parties.

Why should I make a Will?

Making a Will ensures that when you die your estate will go to those you wish to inherit.

What happens if I don’t make a Will?

Your estate will be distributed according to the rules of intestacy. These provide that particular family members will inherit your assets when you die in a certain order. This may not be what you want so it is always best to have a Will to ensure that your wishes are taken into account after you die.https://paulsmithwillwriting.co.uk/why-everyone-should-have-a-will/

How do I make a Will?

We are very happy to guide you through the process and after obtaining all the necessary information from you prepare a draft for you to look at to make sure that it is in accordance with your wishes.

How do I execute my will after it has been prepared?

The law is very specific about how a Will should be executed. The procedure is governed by the Wills Act 1837. No will is valid unless it is in writing and signed by the testator before 2 independent witnesses. The witnesses should not be receiving any  benefit under the Will – if a witness or the spouse of a witness is receiving a benefit under the Will the gift will be void.   The witnesses must sign in the testator’s presence and in the presence of each other. No-one should leave the room until the Will is both signed and witnessed and you, as the testator, should all see each other sign.

How much does it cost to make a Will?

It may not be as expensive as you might think. It very much depends on how complex your affairs are. We are happy to provide you with a quotation after we have obtained some information from you.

Can I amend my Will in manuscript after it has been executed?

You should never attempt to revise or make changes to the Will by altering it in any way. If you need to make any changes this should be done by a Codicil – which we can  prepare for you.