WDS Associates is a major Legal Services company operating across the whole of England and Wales. The company was one of the first companies to offer a fixed 1% fee for probate services to the general public. This year the company is celebrating its 30th trading anniversary.
The team at WDS Associates prides itself on being highly experienced in all manor of legal service requirements and Estates of all sizes, it also has a particular specialism in end-of-life financial advice.
Many of us know that we should make a Will, but it tends to be something we put off for various reasons; simple inertia, not wanting to think about it, or a reluctance to discuss our finances, but mostly from a fear that the process might be complex and expensive.
Our friendly experienced team at WDS are experienced in all aspects of end of life provision and will talk you through the process, making it comparatively easy, while our fixed fee structure ensures that you will always know what your costs will be. The company provides a bespoke Will writing service of the highest standard to the public, IFA’s, accountants and many other professional bodies.
The company also specialises in Trusts, Power of Attorney, Severance of Tenancy and other associated legal documents, with a full support team based at its operations centre in Bristol. WDS Associates are members of PALS (The Professional Association of Legal Services).
By Making a Will, you can leave your property and other possessions to whomever you choose (your ‘beneficiaries’), although, of course reasonable provision should be made for your dependents.
Equally, you can specify how your assets are to be distributed. If you are an unmarried couple, (whether its a same sex relationship), writing a Will ensures that your partner will be provided for after you have gone. If you are divorced, you can state in your Will whether you wish to leave anything for your former spouse.
There are also a number of financial considerations that make writing a Will a sensible option. By making a Will, you can also choose the people who administer the terms of the Will (your Executors) and give them useful administrative powers.
In addition to our legal work WDS Associates support many charities including the RSPCA and the ESS (Emergency Services Show).
The company is also one of the sponsors of World Boxing Champion Lee Haskins and World Darts Champion Mark Dudbridge. 2017 marked the inaugural WDS Associates World Junior Darts Championship in association with the Junior Darts Corporation. WDS Associates are also proud sponsors of local football clubs Hengrove Athletic and Bitton AFC, who have recently named their shared ground the WDS Legal Services Stadium.
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