Writing a will
Not exactly something to relish but by writing a will you can:
- Choose executors (responsible for your assets after you have died)
- Possibly leave legacies to family, charity or friends
- Provide securely for partners, spouses or children
- Minimise chances of the delay and expense of a dispute after you have died
- Select guardians for children under 18
Did you know that (with one exception), a will is automatically invalid if you subsequently get married (or enter civil partnership), and so your new spouse/partner might have rights to far more assets than your own children?
Miss D and her sister came for advice after their mother had died. Their father had died many years ago and their mother had subsequently remarried. Their step-father inherited everything from their mother.