A Will is a legal document which sets out your wishes and intentions as to what should happen to your belongings, property and money when you die. In writing a Will you can decide who should be the person(s) who will deal with such matters for you (your Executors), who should inherit from you (your beneficiaries) and to appoint a Testamentary Guardian for your children if they are under the age of 18.
You should make a Will if you are over 18 and have assets you wish to protect, whether you are married, cohabiting, civil partners, have children, are separated or divorced , and own property either jointly or in your sole name. If you die without having made a Will your estate will pass to your relatives under the Intestacy Rules.
We can advise you with regard to reducing potential care home fees, how to protect families from previous relationships and on subsequent marriages. We are also happy to review your existing Wills with you.
It is always sensible to review existing Wills at least every couple of years and particularly if you have any change in financial or personal circumstances.
For more details on how we can support you, contact our Wills and Probate team today.