HSBS Wills & Probate Law Solicitors
“I didn’t realise the importance of making a Will. It makes me shudder to think that my loved ones may not be looked after and my assets may be distributed in a way I would not like”
Although we don’t like to think about death, it’s important to be prepared for the sake of our loved ones and families. Most people have not created a Will and underestimate the impact of this once they are no longer here.
If you die without a Will, this is known as ‘died intestate’ and the complex ‘laws of intestacy’ will govern the distribution of your estate. This often leads to unexpected, lengthy & undesired results which are likely to not be in accordance with how you would have wanted. For your loved ones, this may result in additional complications, uncertainty and expenses during an already emotional time.
By making a Will, you are able to spare problems for your loved ones, make arrangements for your children and specify your wishes as to how your estate should be distributed. Not only does this help to protect the future of your loved ones, but it provide you with peace of mind and allows you to focus on today without worrying about tomorrow.
The contents of a Will can cover a range of areas including appointing guardians for your children, ensuring your loved ones are looked after, appointing those you trust to manage your affairs, tax planning and choosing whether to be buried or cremated during your funeral.