For many of us, writing a Will is one of those jobs we simply never get around to completing and every year in Britain thousands of people die without leaving a valid Will document. It may seem like a minor issue, but dying without a Will can mean a lot of unnecessary hard work and expense for those you leave behind.
Writing a Will is relatively straightforward and our Burscough Wills solicitors are on hand to guide you through the process.
Below are a few reasons why you may want to consider writing yours;
It is your opportunity to decide who should get what. Without a Will, the government will make this decision for you
Unlike married couples or civil partners, cohabiting couples do not automatically inherit
You can leave a gift to close friends or important charities, who would otherwise miss out
With some careful planning it may be possible to mitigate your inheritance tax bill
You can express any requests relating to your funeral, for instance if you would rather be buried than cremated
Once you have created your Will, it is important to keep the document up to date. Experiencing any major life changes such as getting married or divorced may invalidate your Will if the changes are not reflected in the document.
Our experts can also advise what to do in cases where an individual has died without leaving a valid Will (what we call intestacy).
If you are ready to write or update your Will, our Burscough solicitors are here to guide you through the process. To find out more, speak to our team on the telephone number below, or complete the enquiry form to the right and we will call you back.
Tel: 0845 603 0708