Will Writing Services

The Benefits of Making a Will

Ensuring we have an up to date will is something we should do but many of us never quite get around to doing.

Here are some of the reasons why making a will really matters:

  • You can specify your funeral wishes
  • You, not the government, controls where you want your money to go
  • You can appoint guardians for your children
  • You can incorporate tax planning and potentially reduce your inheritance tax bill
  • If you are co-habiting, you can ensure your partner receives a share of your estate
  • You can protect your children (from previous relationships) to ensure they receive an inheritance
  • You can leave items like jewellery, to specific individuals
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Lasting Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney provides you with security and peace of mind. You can rest assured that someone, whom you have chosen and trust, can make decisions on your behalf at a time when you are at your most vulnerable.

Without Lasting Powers of Attorney, it may be necessary for your family members to apply to the Court of Protection for the authority to look after your affairs. This can be distressing because it is a lengthy process and is far more expensive in the long run than making Lasting Powers of Attorney.

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Thank you for the excellent service you have given me over the last 5 or 6 weeks. You were a pleasure to deal with both during the planning process when your suggestions were always pertinent and helpful (and we were even able to enjoy a little humour!!) right the way through to the events on the 15th & 16th December when everything was done perfectly – just as we had discussed. 

Thank you, John, – your help was much appreciated.


I chose Pearce Funeral Services from the internet yellow pages. From the time I rang to make the enquiry John Pearce could not have been more helpful or sympathetic. My husband’s body needed to be brought from Wales to Swindon for the cremation and this was dealt with dignity and compassion as were the rest of the arrangements. 

John Pearce dealt with the cremation with professionalism, dignity and sympathy which impressed family and friends alike. I would have no hesitation in recommending Pearce Funeral Services to anyone who wants the best possible farewell to a loved one.


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