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Why Making A Will Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

Monday, January 13, 2014

A Will permits you to do many things that would not be possible if you were to die without one (known as intestate).  Making a Will is a simple and effective way of safeguarding your family’s future as it ensures that your wishes for the distribution of your estate are fulfilled.  This includes specifying the person(s) who will administer your estate, giving direction to your executors as to what is to happen to specific assets, achieving desired tax and estate planning objectives, protecting your assets from being used to pay for long term care fees and indicating who should be the guardians of your children. Even if you only have modest assets having a Will simplifies the administration of your estate and can avoid needless worry and trouble for your family or friends.

A Will should be reviewed every few years. Even if you have a Will it could now be invalid or unsuitable if it was made over five years or so ago or if there has been a major change in your circumstances, such as the death of a beneficiary named in the Will, divorce or separation or a major increase or decrease in wealth. 

If you would like to have an informal chat about your Will, or wish to make an appointment, please contact Louisa Mawbey on 01603 675655 or email louisa.mawbey@rogers-norton.co.uk.