Most people don’t want to spend too much time thinking about their own death. Planning for the future by making a will, however, is important and it’s something we should all get done sooner rather than later.
If you are looking for a local will writing service and live in St Helens, Widnes, Runcorn, Crewe or the surrounding areas, you can visit the offices of Forster Dean and get your will sorted out in next to no time.
I’m Too Young to Have a Will
There’s a common misconception that having a will is for older people. The truth is that none of us know when we are going to die. You might be in an accident tomorrow and leave your family intestate – in other words without a will dictating what you want to be done with your estate.
Why is this important? If you die intestate it means the court has to decide what happens to your possessions and assets. This might take a long while and could cause your nearest and dearest more heartache when they are still mourning your passing. If the will is contested, it can take much longer before everything is settled. It can also mean your estate doesn’t always go to the people you most want it to.
What is a Will?
A will is a legal document which sets out how you wish to share your estate when you are no longer here. It can be very simple if you don’t have much to give away.
The more complex your estate, however, the more you may like to stipulate what happens to your assets. You might, for instance, want to put money or property in a trust for your children until they grow older. You may have specific items that you want to give to certain people.
A will isn’t written in stone, either. You can change it later on if you want to.
Why Do I Need a Will Writing Solicitor?
There are low cost will writing services online and if you have a very simple estate these aren’t always a bad option. The trouble is that wording is important in wills and getting it wrong can mean there are disputes if you have a more complex estate and you don’t state things clearly enough.
It’s always better to talk through your options with a professional will writing solicitor who can talk you through the options, prepare the will for you and ensure that it is signed and witnessed properly.
Our team of solicitors at Forster Dean can also help with issues such as probate (settling someone’s estate), powers of attorney, tax planning and court of protection applications. We have offices in St Helens, Runcorn, Widnes, and Crewe and it’s a fairly simple process to come in and discuss what you want to achieve with your will.
It’s estimated that nearly 60% of people in the UK haven’t made a formal will. That’s an astonishing statistic when you think about it. Most people tend to put it off and think they can do it tomorrow. Getting your will made will actually give you peace of mind that your estate is going to the right people when you die. You’ll also be saving them a lot of trouble when trying to wind up your affairs.
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If you are looking for a local will writing solicitor, contact the team at Forster Dean today.