Why Everyone Should Make A Will
If you do not make a will, the state will decide who will inherit your estate, in accordance with the rules of intestacy.
The people you want to inherit may get nothing.
Expert advice is essential to ensure the will you make is legal and its provisions are clear.
There are some circumstances where it is especially important to ensure you have a will:
- If you are not married to your partner – partners do not automatically have the same legal rights as husbands, wives, and civil partners. Even if you have lived together for many years, your partner may be left with nothing if you do not make a will.
- If you have children – who will provide for them and take care of them?
- If several people depend on you financially – there could be confusion or disputes and several people may make a claim against your estate.
- You may not be taking advantage of beneficial inheritance tax provisions.
It is important that you keep a will up to date. Major life changes like marriage, divorce, separation, and having children could mean changes to your will.
What We Will Do For You
Our team of solicitors will ensure your will is clear, easy to understand, and legal. We are also able to help with:
- Choosing your Executors or indeed acting as professional Executors and Trustees
- Inheritance tax and estate planning
- Trusts, including those for children and vulnerable adults