Do You Need A Will?

By now you probably understand why a Will is important and how it can protect people and those who are precious to them. But how do you know if YOU need a Will?

To help you answer that question we’ve put together this simple checklist to help you decide whether now is the right time in your life to make a Will.

Please take a moment to answer the seven short questions – and if there’s anything you need to know, simply call us on 0208 380 0333, email or complete our web form.

Are you married or in a Civil Partnership?
Without a Will your spouse or civil partner may not automatically inherit all of your estate. It is split according to the laws of intestacy, which may not reflect your wishes. Making a Will means that you get to choose how much, and what, your loved ones will inherit.

Are you unmarried but in a relationship?
Without a Will the law treats you both as single, and your partner would receive nothing.

Are you single?
Without a Will the laws of intestacy will decide where your assets will go, and this may not be what you intended.

Do you have children under 18?
It is not only inheritance that is determined by your Will. In the event that both parents die, without a Will care of children under the age of 18 becomes the responsibility of the State. If you want a relative or trusted family friend to raise your children, this must be expressed in your Will.

Do you have children from a previous relationship?
If you are now married, children from a previous relationship may inherit nothing. If you are in a relationship but not married, your current partner may not inherit as your estate will pass to your children. A Will gives you the power to clearly set out how you would like your estate to be divided.

Do you own a property?
It is important to express your wishes about who is to inherit your property, and specify whom you want to allow to live in your property after you have passed away.

Do you want your final wishes to be dealt with by somebody you know and trust?
Part of your Will stipulates who will be your ‘Executors’. If you intend to leave all or most of your estate to close family members, making them the Executors of your Will can mean that your wishes are carried out much quicker, with less bureaucracy and less cost than if your estate is administered by a solicitor or a bank.

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the questions, then now is the time for you to write a Will. Give yourself and your loved ones peace of mind by making your final wishes legally binding.

Take control now by calling us on 0208 380 0333, emailing or by completing our web form.

To find out more about your options you can request your free Guide to Wills here.

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