No one likes to think about it, no one likes to talk about it; but when it comes down to it, it’s extremely important to have a will. Detailing exactly what you would like to happen with your money, assets, property and possessions after you die, a will is the only way that you can be sure that your final wishes are carried out the way you want them.
It makes things easy for your family and friends
Obviously, your passing will be an extremely difficult event for your loved ones to say the least, so why not try and ease their stress at this time by sorting out all of your affairs so they don’t have to? No one will know (or if you have told them, they might not remember) exactly how you would like your estate organised, so a will is a great way to make sure that everything you own gets divided up like it should be. Legally binding, there will be no grey areas or confusion about who gets what when you have a will, thus reducing fights and arguments after you go.
You can look after non-family members
If you die without a will in place your estate will automatically be shared out between your immediate family in a pre-defined way determined by the law, so if you are close to people who aren’t technically related to you, then they will end up with nothing. This is also the case for if you are not married or not in a civil partnership, if you die without a will then your partner is not entitled to anything you own. A will however, will allow you to leave anything you own to whoever you like, regardless of whether they are a relative or not.
It may not be the most pleasant thing to think about, but don’t delay, get your legally binding will written today and give yourself and your family peace of mind once and for all.
For more information, please get in touch with us here at Glazer Delmar on: 020 8299 0021.