Whether single, married or a parent, Wills are a key element in estate planning and, without a Will you are unable to control what happens to your assets after death.
Without a Will you may leave your dependents with numerous problems, including an unmanageable tax burden.
Without a Will, the law will determine how your estate will be distributed, so your family, friends and favourite charities may not receive what they need or expect. If you do not make a Will, those you leave behind may suffer the distress of coping with legal complications as well as losing a loved one.
Many married people believe that their possessions would automatically go to their partner. Without a Will, though, that is not necessarily the case. And if you are not married, your partner could receive nothing.
We can help you to make the correct provisions in your will and ensure that your wishes are carried out:
Kate Garraway’s documentary Kate Garraway: Finding Derek, has exemplified the importance of having Lasting Powers of Attorney in place.
A Will does not only cover your financial assets, but it can also determine who looks after your child or children in the event of the death of you and your partner.
Wills that are witnessed using video technology such as Zoom, FaceTime and Skype are to be made legal in England and Wales.
Many people think a Will is a one-time document that can be stored away and only opened after their death. However, it is important to review your Will regularly as as your circumstances change.