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Why do I need a Will?

Coping with the passing of a loved one can be very difficult at the best of times but you can make things a little easier for those that you are leaving behind by putting all of your affairs in order beforehand. With our help, you can make sure that your children and other relatives do not have to worry about sorting out your finances or legal affairs when you eventually pass.

Everyone should have a will, but it is even more important if you marry, have children, you own property or have savings, investments, insurance policies or you own a business.

If you don’t write a will, everything you own (your estate) will be shared out in a standard way defined by the law – which isn’t always the way you might want.

A will makes it much easier for your family or friends to sort everything out when you die – without a will the process can be more time consuming and stressful.

A will can help reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that might be payable on the value of the property and money you leave behind.

Writing a will is especially important if you have children or other family who depend on you financially, or if you want to leave something to people outside your immediate family.

I am married – getting married may invalidate any existing Will you have

I am a parent – You can appoint legal guardians for children under the age of 18 within your Will

I am in a relationship – Anything you solely own may not automatically pass on to your partner when you die

I have set up a new business – What happens to the business, your staff and your family if anything happens to you?

I own a property – There are different options on how the property can be owned depending on your circumstances

I am separated – Unless you update your Will, your ex-partner could stand to inherit the bulk of your estate I’ve been ill or had an accident – Make sure the people who know you can look after your affairs

To find out more and to arrange your Will, speak to us today

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