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DO YOU NEED A WILL NOW ?

We are drafting Wills without a need for direct contact by taking instructions over the phone, via video calls or which ever method we can make work best for you. You can pay over the phone and the Will can be prepared by a Solicitor who will draft it and make arrangements to have it properly signed. You also do not need to worry about an independent witness being present when signing your will and we can advise how best to deal with this aspect – for example by witnessing a Will through a direct line of sight via a downstairs window.

Why we all need a Will

It’s important to make sure that after you die, your assets and possessions (known as your estate) will go to the people and organisations (known as your beneficiaries) you choose, such as family members and charities you want to support.

Your estate includes your personal possessions, as well as assets such as:

  • property (in Northern Ireland , the UK or overseas)
  • savings and investments
  • insurance funds
  • pension funds

If you die without a valid will, it could be difficult for your family to sort out your affairs. Your estate will be shared out according to the Rules of Intestacy. Under these rules, only married partners, civil partners and certain close relatives can inherit your estate.
If you and your partner are not married or in a civil partnership, your partner won’t have the right to inherit – even if you’re living together.

It’s important to make a will if you:

  • own property or a business
  • have children
  • have savings, investments or insurance policies

Changing your Will amidst Covid-19 / Coronavirus pandemic

You may already have a will in place but when was the last time you reviewed it? Does it still benefit the correct people in your life, or have your wishes or financial position simply changed over time? This may be the time to revisit your existing will and think about any changes that may be required.

Reid Black usually suggest that wills are reviewed from time to time, and particularly following a birth, marriage, death or divorce. If your will no longer reflects your wishes Reid Black are able to accommodate clients and take instructions to amend, alter and create new wills when the existing one is no longer fit for purpose.

Use Reid Black to draft your Will – do not attempt it yourself or use an online website.

There are important formalities when making a Will and therefore we do not recommend you attempt yourself or use an online provider who is not legally qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland.

In Northern Ireland, for a Will to be valid, it must follow statutory requirements and, when Reid Black draws up your will, we will ensure that these are complied with and that the will is correctly signed and witnessed.

Making a will without using a solicitor can result in mistakes or something not being clear, especially if you have several beneficiaries or your finances are complicated. Your executor will have to sort out any mistakes and might have to pay legal costs. This will reduce the amount of money in your estate. Mistakes in your will could even make it invalid..

Fixed Cost Reid Black Will Writing Service:

Individual Will – £100.00*
Mirrored Wills (for 2 persons such as married couples and civil partners) £150.00*
Complex Wills requiring tax planning (phone for quotation)

*All prices are inclusive of VAT

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your will lets you decide what happens to your money, property and possessions after your death. If you make a will you can also make sure you don’t pay more Inheritance Tax than you need to.

No – we do not recommend using a DIY Will or online Will writing website. You are unlikely to know the case law and legislation that applies in Northern Ireland. Very often online Will writing sites are not based on our laws in Northern Ireland.  You may well receive a Will that is based on US law or other jurisdictions which can lead to major problems when you die. Contact Reid Black and we will professionally draft a Will suitable to your needs.

Mirror wills are virtually identical wills where one person in a couple (such as a marriage or civil partnership) leaves their estate to the other in the event of their passing away. The most common mirror wills are when one spouse or partner leaves everything to their respective spouse (or partner) and then to their children. The other party’s will is similar, in that they leave everything to the other spouse (or partner) and then to the children. The result is that when one of them dies, the other is protected, and upon the second death, the children inherit the assets.

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William Campbell
William Campbell
16:37 13 Nov 19
Great if you get stuck in a jam with the local police.
Harry Walmsley
Harry Walmsley
14:51 22 Aug 19
Brilliant solicitor. Thank you.
Andrew Aicken
Andrew Aicken
08:51 20 Apr 18
Great service from a professional company. Eilis McQuillan handled a case for me and was outstanding. I was kept informed at every stage and would recommend Reid Black without hesitation.
Victoria J
Victoria J
10:12 18 May 18
I would highly recommend this company and I have used them a few times . Absolutely Fantastic company .
Alan Cromie
Alan Cromie
14:54 08 Nov 15
I approached Reid Black Solicitors having known Hamill Clawson for many years as a good dependable lawyer and having been badly let down and grossly overcharged by another solicitor. He referred me to his colleague, David French who was very approachable and went out of his way to help resolve matters equitably in a timely and stress free manner.As a busy professional, this invaluable advice from Hamill and, especially his partner David was greatly appreciated. I am impressed by the high standard of service offered by this Firm and would recommended their services without caveat.read more
Stephen Lavery
Stephen Lavery
09:12 21 Feb 20
1st class service. Case was resolved quickly, handled with sensitivity and professionalism. Couldn’t recommend Eilis highly enough. Very happy.
David Hogg
David Hogg
12:07 09 Mar 20
Very helpful....quick results...
Robert Robinson
Robert Robinson
07:02 15 Mar 20
Expensive, but did a great job.
Conor Mccomish
Conor Mccomish
21:47 25 Jul 20
David helped me get a licence reinstated with the council. Very fast, efficient and professional service. I would highly recommend this company.
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