As part of our commitment to the Armed Forces community, we offer all members of the armed forces and veterans, spouses, reservists and MOD personnel:
- An initial appointment free of charge, face-to-face, by video call or by telephone, at a date and time convenient to you.
- A discount of 10% on all Goughs’ fees.
- Fixed fees for some areas of work.
- Complete transparency and clarity on all our fees.
Everyone should make a will to ensure their affairs are correctly dealt with on their death – and it’s of particular importance for a member of the Armed Forces to make a will, in light of the nature of their work and the possibility of being stationed in conflict zones.
The need for a will is even greater if you own a property, are married, in a civil partnership or with a long-term partner, or have children. The only way to ensure your estate passes to the people you wish, and in the way you intend, is to make a will. Without a will your estate will pass in accordance with the complex intestacy rules, which may not match your wishes and are regularly subject to change by the government. Don’t risk it!
If you have children under the age of 18, you can name guardians in your will. If you and your children’s other parent were to die without having named guardians, there would be nobody with parental responsibility to care for your children. In this situation, the Court may become involved, which would be very distressing for your children at a time when they are already grieving.
As a member of the Armed Forces it is especially important to take professional advice on making a will and estate planning, as there are certain provisions which specifically apply to military personnel.