Making a Will

Making a Will enables you to set out your funeral wishes, appoint executors (the people who will deal with things for you once you have died) and appoint guardians if you have young children.

Your Will also enables you to set out who will inherit from you. If you do not have a Will or your Will is invalid for some reason., the government rules of intestacy will apply. Click here to read about these rules.

When making a Will, there are a few things you should consider, such as: 

Who should inherit what. Are you leaving specific items and if so, have they been adequately described?

Can you leave your assets freely? If you own an asset such as property or a bank account, jointly with others, you may not be able to control who will benefit from that asset when you die.

Should you have replacement beneficiaries? If one of your beneficiaries has died before you, what happens to the gifts you made to them?

Is there anyone you do not want to inherit? Do you understand who may have a claim on your estate?

 

Is there anyone you do not want to inherit? Do you understand who may have a claim on your estate?

To help you with this, Attwells have created a useful guide and questionnaire. You can download and complete this via your PC or mobile device. Alternatively, you can request a copy to be send to you when booking your appointment.

 

 

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