Life is full of twists and turns. We can’t predict the future, but we can plan for it. That’s why writing a Will makes good sense. Without a Will, you leave your estate in the hands of uncertainty.
Writing a Will is not just for the elderly – it’s a crucial part of financial planning. At Talbots Law, we know that these matters can be hard to deal with. However, with a personable approach and a professional attitude, we’ll help you with the process to ensure your wishes are carried out.
Writing a will may not be something you’ve thought about.
Most people don’t think about Will writing until late into their senior years and some don’t think about it at all. It’s often assumed that with or without a Will, your assets will pass to your spouse, your children, or whoever your nearest and dearest happens to be. This is not the case. If you die without making a Will, your assets will be distributed in accordance with the Rules of Intestacy rather than your wishes, which may not be what you want!
can give you real peace of mind. By putting wills and lasting powers of attorney (LPA) in place as early as possible you know your wishes will be respected.
Everyone knows making a will is something we all need to do, yet so many of us just don’t get around to it.
This little guide is designed to offer simple advice to help you understand the importance of making wills and LPAs, and the problems and conflicts they can help avoid…
Our Wills, Trusts & Probate Team
What should my Will contain?
Your Will is paramount in having control over the division of your assets even after you’re gone. It should therefore include as much information as possible regarding who will inherit and how much they are to receive. This includes any financial assets you have such as property, savings and possessions. The key is to be as specific as possible.
If you have any requests for your funeral proceedings, these can also be recorded in your Will.
As well as this, you’ll need to decide who you want to name as the executor of your Will. This person will be responsible for ensuring your wishes are carried out accordingly.
Can I change my Will?
Whether it’s a birth, death, marriage or significant change to your financial situation, you should consider updating your Will accordingly. To make any changes, simply get in touch and we’ll arrange a meeting. One option is to write a new Will from scratch if the event affects the entire Will or is significantly complicated. On the other hand, we can make an alteration to the existing Will, known as a codicil. This will be signed and witnessed in the same way as your original Will.
Why choose Talbots Law?
At Talbots Law, our goal is to ensure your estate is protected before you die. Writing a Will is the first step to certainty; once it’s done, you’ve already prevented additional stress that may come from your death.
When it comes to drafting the Will, don’t panic. Our Wills solicitors have vast experience in helping clients safeguard their assets and are here to provide advice that meets your specific needs. Take advantage of our knowledge and we’ll dedicate our time and effort to ensuring no stone is left unturned. That way, we’ll work together in drafting an airtight document that secures your possessions. Your Will, your way. Trust in our Wills solicitors at Talbots Law.
It’s never too early to write a Will. Speak to our New Enquiries Team on 0800 118 1500 to safeguard your financial assets and protect your possessions.
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