What will your legacy be? A Will is the only way to ensure that your wishes will be followed and minimise dispute over your estate.
People who die without a Will (intestate) are leaving significant work, complications and costs to their family and friends and often unintentionally benefit others, including the state.
Without a Will, you have no control over who will receive any property, money and personal items as the Intestacy Provisions stipulate how your estate will be distributed. Many people do not realise that a surviving spouse/ civil partner does not automatically receive all of a deceased husband or wife’s estate and unmarried partners receive nothing. Therefore the death of a partner or spouse may lead to significant financial hardship and the people you may want to benefit from your property and affairs may not do so.
Every adult should have a Will, not just the elderly, and especially if any of the following apply:
- You have young children
- You are married or separating after a marriage
- You co-habit, have a long term partner or are in a same-sex couple
- You have Business Interests or Agricultural Interests
- You wish to specifically benefit/exclude a family member
- You have retired
- You may need to review your Will if your personal circumstances or the law changes
- Moving property
- Separation or Divorce
- Children are now adults
- Births, deaths or marriages
- Change in financial circumstances
- Going into residential care
Our specialist Solicitors at Clark Willis include members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and have considerable experience in drawing up Wills and estate planning.
So if you consider that it is time to organise your affairs to give you and your loved ones’ peace of mind, contact Clark Willis today or use our online Will instruction form.
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