Why make a Will?

 
Why make a Will?

Over the next two article's we're going to discuss our top 10 reasons why you should
make a Will.

In part one we are going to give you the following 5 reasons, and discuss them in depth:

Peace of Mind
Those Left Behind
Avoiding Intestacy Rules
Appointing Trusted People
Guardianship of Children

Peace of Mind

Our clients often tell us that they can finally relax, knowing that they have made all the
right provisions for their estate. From making a Will to arranging a Funeral
The Will Associates' market leading products can and will give you
the peace of mind that you are actively seeking.

Those Left Behind

We can work alongside your family to ensure that all of the legal requirements are dealt
with in a timely and efficient manner with as little stress and disruption as possible.
If you feel that you would like to take matters one step further then our Consultants can
discuss with our services that are better suited for you and your loved ones.
 

This is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make.

Our free information pack teaches you the steps you need to know. Get It Now

Avoiding Intestacy Rules

If you die without making a Will, you are then referred to as having died intestate. If this
occurs, in England and Wales the rules of 'Intestacy' define how your estate will be
distributed. Therefore, your loved ones will have no power over who inherits your estate.

The process can be a very time-consuming, stressful and worrying time for your family
and friends as they can become emotionally drained from your passing and the
uncertainty of what lies ahead. If you die without making a Will and you have no living
relatives, your whole estate will pass to the Crown, this is called Bona Vacantia.

Appointing Trusted People

Appointing a person who is going to be legally responsible for handling assets in your
Will is known as an Executor and also a Trustee. When selecting your Executor/Trustee
you should consider whether they have the capabilities to be responsible for your assets
held in your Estate i.e. bank accounts, property etc.

Guardianship of Children

Having a Will that nominates Guardians ensures that someone you trust is going to look
after your children and also take care of their finances until such time as they are able
to accept their inheritance. In addition to setting guidelines for Trustees regarding how
they are to deal with the trust fund and distribute it in accordance with your wishes, you
can determine at what age your children are to inherit.


What to do next?

If there is anything that you have read and it may be relevant to you please do not
hesitate to contact us. Our legal team consists of in-house solicitors and paralegals. Our
in-house solicitors are SRA regulated and our associated company The Will Associates
Asset Management Limited is regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.

It is also important to note that the only service we offer is the writing of Wills and Estate
Planning, we have no other distractions and as a result, we are totally focussed on our
customers' needs.

Our trained consultants can discuss your current circumstances and recommend the
products that will provide the correct protection for you, your family and your assets.
For peace of mind contact The Will Associates today and Get your free information
pack or call us on 0800 8477 212 to arrange a free appointment with one of our trained
consultants, at a time convenient to you and your family in the comfort of your own
home.