Providing it is straightforward, making a Will is not expensive and is something that everyone should do sooner rather than later to avoid unnecessary distress. We are always happy to give a fixed price for a simple Will.
By making a Will, you can decide what happens to your property and possessions after your death. You are not required to make a Will by law but it is advisable to do so:
- If you do not have a Will the law decides division of your assets and limits the amount that certain people can receive
- A Will gives you the opportunity to control your estate in terms of whom you would like to benefit as well as how and when that benefit is transferred
- Couples who are not married or who have not entered a civil partnership can make sure that their partner is provided for
- You can appoint guardians in your Will to take care of any children under 18
- A Will can be a financial and tax planning device for you and your family
- You can donate money to charity
Wills should be reviewed fairly frequently to ensure that they reflect your up-to-date wishes. This is especially true if there has been a change in the law or following any major change in your life such as marriage/entering a civil partnership, divorce, having a child, moving house or after an inheritance.