Essential Wills

Associate member of the Society of Will Writers

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Essential Wills offers simple straightforward advice… we don’t aim to confuse!

We offer to see you in your home or at the office of Essential Wills in Peterlee or we can take instructions over the phone and online… we don’t close at 5 pm.

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Will Writing

Someone who dies without a Will dies ‘Intestate’


Probate is a term used when referring to the process of  establishing ownership  of an estate  and obtaining the legal right to deal with a deceased person’s estate.

Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney gives the power to someone to have the authority to make decisions on your behalf.

Home Protection Trust

Designed to protect your home and make sure it is inherited quickly smoothly and cost effectively

Funeral Plans

Protective Property Trust

At the same time as setting up this Trust you will sever the tenancy on your property from Joint Tenants to Tenants in Common.

Essential Wills operates across the North East with a number of clients in Durham, Newcastle, Gateshead, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Washington. We specialise in all aspects of Estate Planning including Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Home Protection Trusts, Probate Assist and Pre-paid Funeral Plans.

Essential Wills is an Associate member of the Society of Will Writers and adheres to their self-regulated regime of education advancement and ethical standards.

Operating across the North East

Associate member of the Society of Will Writers

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Setting up a Will is never easy, but with David’s input we discussed scenarios we never even thought about. His knowledge and explanation made our decision a lot easier.

Anja & Roland Reay

I found the Wills service provided was extremely professional, efficient & simple.
This took all of the confusion and complexity out of this process and left us feeling much more confident & content.

Ian & Deb Innes

I found the service from David to be first class, we felt as though he had our very best interests at heart. The whole process was straightforward and not all time consuming. Thank you again David for looking after us.

Gary Ward