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Do I Really Need a Will?

January 18, 2022 Wills, Executry & Probate

If you die, and you do not have a legally valid Will, the law imposes its own rules of Intestacy which can be expensive and risks relatives or others inheriting in an unintended way. A Will is a legal document that enables you to appoint your intended person (or persons) to deal with the distribution of your estate after your death (the Executor). A Will should also include instructions for your funeral, what should happen to your estate when you pass away and who should benefit from this.

Wills are important for many adults even if they are not ill, elderly or do not consider themselves to have many possessions or much money. There are many reasons why it is important to make a Will:

A common excuse for not leaving a Will is due to the cost of having a Will drafted. The truth is, you can draft a Will yourself. However, you should only consider doing this if the Will is going to be straightforward.

Drafting your own Will can come with many pitfalls. For example, it is easy to make mistakes such as not being aware of the formal requirements needed to make a Will legally valid. We, therefore, recommend that you appoint a Solicitor to ensure that the documents are legally binding and correct.

The above is a brief synopsis of the main things to consider when making a Will. At Jones Whyte, we offer affordable prices and can draft the Will for you. This will take away the stress of doing this yourself and give your family clarity about your wishes after your death. Contact us now on or fill in our to book an appointment.

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