Did you know that over 700,000 people die without leaving a valid Will each year in the UK?
It is not only essential that you make a Will but it must be prepared correctly. Failing to do so could leave your family with complicated and expensive problems. Making a Will is the only way to ensure that your property and possessions go where you want after your death.
A simple Will is inexpensive and can provide the peace of mind that you are leaving your affairs in order. If you have children, you will wish to appoint someone to look after them if you die unexpectedly.
If you have already made a Will you should review it every few years as circumstances, and the law, change. If you have married, entered into a civil partnership, or divorced since you made your Will it is essential to make a new Will as your existing Will is likely to be void.
A well drafted Will can also assist in reducing the amount of Inheritance Tax payable on your death, particularly for unmarried couples. It can also protect assets against claims arising out of divorce, bankruptcy, or the need to fund care home fees.
At Orme and Slade we can help you prepare a Will suitable for your own personal circumstances.