Many people live their lives without thinking too much about what will happen when they die, but as we all get responsibilities – children, houses, jobs etc it is important that you are able to decide on what happens to your assets after you are gone.
Many of us assume that if we don’t make a Will, the laws of the land (relating to intestacy) will decide on what happens to our assets and make sure that our loved ones are looked after.
But an important fact to remember is that if you don’t have a Will, and the worst happens, there is no certainty that your assets will be passed to the members of your family or friends who survive you in a way that you want this to happen.
It is of vital importance that following any major change in your life, be it
- having a baby or more children, or in any case where you have children under 18
- becoming a grandparent,
- going through a divorce or family break up,
- buying/selling a house,
- going into or leaving a business
- a health scare which makes you think about the eventualities of life,
- a desire to leave money to Charity
You need to protect your family by making a Will.
Making a Will gives you control over the distribution of your assets. By providing a formal document, you can take back control over who gets what and ensure that the passing of your assets (Probate) takes place as smoothly as possible and the right people (the beneficiaries of your estate) receive the things you want them to.
If you have children under 18, a Will provides in accordance with your wishes for guardianship and their care. If you have children from a previous marriage, you will want to determine how your assets are passed on.
All initial enquiries are completely free of charge. Please either call us on 0121 746 3002 or complete a Free Online Enquiry to see how we can help you.
Ellis Hass & Co Solicitors
435 Stratford Road
What our clients have to say
Mr S was injured when he slipped on a wet floor in a supermarket, suffering a fracture injury to his left leg. A claim was made by Ellis Hass & Co Solicitors and following negotiations a settlement of £7,500.00 was agreed.
“Ellis Hass was always available to me and happy to explain each step of the process. The only surprise was how much you managed to obtain for me without the need to go to trial. I will tell all my friends about your great service.”
Mrs A was catastrophically injured when she was knocked down by a ‘hit and run’ driver in the middle of the night after completing her night shift as a nurse. She sustained terrible injuries leading to an amputation of her left leg. Whilst the insurers of the vehicle accepted liability for the accident, Ellis Hass helped Mrs A to receive the right level of medical attention and care, including provision of a prosthetic leg and alternative accommodation in the form of a bungalow, as well as putting in place arrangements for a care regime. Following a long struggle, the insurers paid Mrs A £1million.
“It has been a good experience working with Ellis Hass. They tried their best to protect me and my son both physically and mentally. They helped me to see the medical specialists to make my case as strong as possible. They worked hard to get me the maximum compensation. Thanks to Ian Hass for all his hard work.”
Mrs P was injured at work when her hand was trapped in a machine on an assembly line. Her employers did not admit liability for the accident and Ellis Hass & Co started court proceedings. Following a lengthy battle and shortly before trial the case was settled and she received £22,000 in compensation.
“My Granddaughter found your website and recommended you to me. Thank you for all your efforts for my accident claim, I appreciate your kindness. I received my cheque today and will be taking my grandchildren away on holiday with the money you recovered for me.”
“I had a road traffic accident, where my car was completely written off. I contacted Ellis Hass & Co Solicitors to help with my claim and they were very helpful in getting me to see a specialist and worked very hard to get me the most compensation. Thanks to Ann-Marie for all her hard work.”
“I was involved in a car accident and instructed Ellis Hass & Co Solicitors to pursue my Personal Injury claim. The service was excellent and so was the outcome. I would recommend this company.”
“A highly professional personal injury firm of Solicitors based in the Solihull area. A big thank you to Ellis Hass & Co for helping me. My Solicitor was always on call and was never hesitant to explain each step of what would otherwise be a stressful process. Would definitely recommend.”
“An excellent firm of Solicitors. Very prompt advice and was kept informed throughout the process. Very happy with the service provided.”
“Excellent service, advice and procedures first class, kept informed every step of the way outstanding would recommend your firm every time many thanks for your help. Just want to make a special mention for Greg Bowyer who was so helpful and approachable all the way to the court order. Many thanks Greg.”
“The advice from Ellis Hass & Co was excellent and led to a satisfactory resolution of my dispute. At all times I was kept well informed about costs and was able to discuss all possible scenarios.”
“Ellis Hass and Co provide a comprehensive service at times when you most need professional advice and expertise. When I was leaving my then company, and making an international return, I wanted to leave on good terms to cement the great experience I had and friendships I had built. I found them to be highly commercial, discrete and thorough, easy to contact and highly practical I have no hesitation in recommending them.”
“I never usually leave reviews or leave feedback on sites however I wish to commend and congratulate such an amazing firm. From the moment I met the team especially a lady called Anisa (whom may I add is fantastic) have offered me nothing but 5star service, the level of communication is beyond exceptional and felt totally at ease knowing I was in capable hands in purchasing a property which is a stressful situation alone. I can highly recommend anyone who requires a team of people (again Anisa never failed to reply to my endless questions) who advise step by step processes and communicate beyond their duties Ellis & Hass are the ones. I’m nearly at the point of completion for my dream home and can honesty say that without the above team i doubt I’d even be half way! Thanks again and I can’t recommend you highly enough.”
“Ellis Hass completed the sale of our house on the 1st Feb 2016.They were brilliant throughout the whole procedure,
“Alison, thank you very much for all of your help with the sale of our house. It felt a very smooth process with your help and your quick responses to any queries were very reassuring.”