The importance of writing your Will
Gemma Smith, Head of Wills and Probate, discusses the importance of writing your Will and that getting your legal affairs in order should not be underestimated.
Life is busy, especially if you are a parent or guardian. Like most parents, when I am not at work, I spend most of my time running around with or for the children!
However, the importance of taking time to ensure that your legal affairs are in order should you die or lose mental capacity should not be underestimated. As a parent I think it is really important to ensure that I have left a Will stating who will sort out my estate when I die, who should look after my children and who is to inherit what I leave behind. I would not want to rely on the intestacy rules – these are the rules which govern what is to happen to your estate when you die should you die without a Will.
At Wolferstans we can talk you through everything you need to consider, as well as give you some different options as to what you might wish to include in your Will. It’s equally just as important to consider what would happen if you lost mental capacity – without a power of attorney, no one is automatically entitled to deal with your affairs, should you be unable to do so yourself. If you already have Wills and Powers of Attorney in place but would like these to be reviewed, then we offer a free review service and there will only be a charge if these need to be updated for some reason.