Making a will helps ensure that your assets, property and personal belongings will be distributed according to your wishes after your death. No one likes to think about their own mortality but if you don’t take the time to do so it can lead to difficulties for your dependants and relatives.
We recommend that every adult makes a will and recommend that you ensure it is reviewed regularly as circumstances such as a marriage, divorce, the birth of a child or a growth in your assets may require you to review your existing will arrangements.
If you die without having made a will all your money, property and possessions will be distributed in accordance with Government rules and this may not necessarily be the way that you want them to be distributed.
Consider the following scenarios:
- Unmarried partners and partners who have not registered a Civil Partnership cannot inherit from each other unless there is a will.
- If you have children you will need to make a will to ensure that they are looked after if either one or both parents die.
- It may be possible to reduce the amount of tax payable on an inheritance if advice is taken in advance and a will is made
- If your circumstances change (e.g. if you separate or divorce) it is important to make a will to ensure that your money property and possessions are distributed in accordance with your wishes.
If you want to avoid the difficulties that can arise from these kinds of scenarios then it is vitally important that you make a will.
Our wills and probate specialists offer practical and friendly advice to help you prepare your will and ensure that your dependants and relatives are cared for as you wish after your death.
Our team offer practical help and advice on a wide range of issues including: