Why make a Will?
Making a Will need not be a complex or expensive business. By making a Will, you can leave clear instructions about how your estate is to be distributed when you pass. Without one, your estate would be subject to the intestacy rules and may not go to the people you would have chosen. It could also mean a lot of legal hassles for your loved ones at a time when they have enough to cope with.
A will allows you to choose your own executors, meaning you have peace of mind that the right people will be carrying out your wishes. If you die without one, your closest relatives will need to apply for ‘letters of administration’.
If you are a parent with children under 18, having a Will allows you to appoint guardians to look after your children until they come of age. You can also make financial arrangements for their benefit. A Will also enables you to make specific bequests to an individual, these can range from items of jewellery to sums of cash.
If you have remarried, a Will can ensure any children from your first marriage get a share of your estate. Unmarried partners may not receive anything from your estate unless you have made a Will in their favour.
If your estate is divided according to the intestacy rules, your spouse or civil partner may not receive as much as you would have intended them to.
If you die without leaving a Will and have no spouse or children, your parents or siblings may inherit your estate, even if you’d prefer it to go elsewhere.
At JH Wills Ltd, we offer expert Will writing for a fixed fee. We explain everything you need to be aware of in plain language and are happy to advise on the options available to you, depending on your specific wishes.
To make the process quick and easy, we have created an online submission form that helps you gather all the relevant information you will need before we meet. Once you have submitted your form, we will prepare a Will on your behalf and contact you to arrange an appointment to explain everything before you sign it.
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