The Importance of a Will

Published on July 22, 2016 by Andrew

Wills are important

Even though putting a will in place is generally known as the best way to leave details regarding your inheritance, the number of individuals who don’t have one is astonishingly high. Charity based will-writing scheme, Will Aid, found that 53% of individuals in the United Kingdom don’t possess a will. The reason why are varied: some view creating a will as something to complete once they grow older, others simply don’t realise why possessing a will is really essential.

Even though you may have discussed with your loved ones the way you would like your assets to be managed following death, getting it down on paper makes certain clarity and peace of mind for your family both when you are still alive and following your death. not only does a will allow you to say what you wish to go to whom, along with any charities or any other causes that you want to make donations, but it’s also your opportunity to make it clear whom you wish to work as the executors of the estate following your death. Making this obvious will reduce any confusion and make sure the individuals who you trust are the ones in charge after your death.

In the event you don’t possess a will once you die, there may well be several problems. The estates of people who die with no will, will be administered adopting the Law of Intestate Succession. Within these circumstances, husbands and wives and civil partners have certain rights but don’t automatically inherit the whole estate of their loved one. Children have inheritance legal rights, but more distant members of the family, friends and cohabitants usually do not. With no will, you are unable to choose who your executors are going to be either, losing control of how everything is handled.

Simply possessing a will is also not sufficient: you have to make sure it’s both a legal document and kept up to date. Writing a will yourself might appear as a easy way ensure matters unfold just as you desire once you die, but could in reality trigger legal conflicts which go on for months or perhaps years after your death. A will that hasn’t undergone an update for a while may also cause similar problems should it not reflect the position of you and the family at your date of death. The simplest way to ensure this doesn’t happen is to hire a professional with all the knowledge of this field to make certain your will is both current and legal.

Search posts


Enter your details below to receive updates from the team straight to your inbox.

    Please read our Privacy Policy.


      Please read our Privacy Policy.



      The Pension Planner
      Courtwood House
      Silver Street Head
      S1 2DD

      0800 0787 182


      Read our latest reviews.