A Will tells your loved ones what to do with your personal possessions, finances and property after your death. It’s an essential legal document that can help to ease some of the uncertainty after you die.
Your Will lays out what you want to happen to your estate and how it should be distributed. This includes your money, property and any other assets you may have.
People often think that you only need a Will when you get older. But, if you have children or own property, a Will is essential – no matter how old you are.
Your Will is as unique as you are as an individual. For this reason, it’s best to avoid a copy and paste solution or an online template.
If your Will isn’t worded clearly or doesn’t cover all of your personal assets, property and money, it could lead to legal issues when you die. This can put personal and financial strain on the friends and family members you leave behind.
That’s why it’s always best to leave these complex legal matters to the professionals. That way, you can be sure that your personal wishes will met, and your friends and family benefit from your estate in the way that you want.
What is included in a Will?
A good Will includes clear instructions that are easy to follow. Remember, these are your final wishes – you’re stating what happens to your things when you die. So it’s important to leave these instructions in the hands of someone who’s capable, trustworthy and reliable.
What should my Will include?
Your will should include:
- The names of people you trust to handle the administration of your property and belongings
- Details of who should look after your children
- Any plans for residential care and inheritance tax planning
- Assets for your family and future generations
- Any charitable contributions
How to change your will
Life has habit of changing right before our eyes. So once you draft your Will it’s not set in stone. You can revisit it at any time and make any changes you want to it – whenever your personal circumstances change.
For example, if the executor of your Will passes away before you do, or a new child is born into the family you may wish to change your Will to reflect the situation. And, if you get married after you’ve written a Will you’ll need to write a new one as your previous one will be invalid.
Writing your Will with Temperley Taylor
Writing a Will can be daunting. After all, it’s not nice discussing what happens when we’re no longer here. That’s why we aim to make you as comfortable as possible – safe in the knowledge that your affairs will be dealt with exactly to your wishes. We’ll sit down, put the kettle on and discuss what you want to do, how you want to do it, and who you want to include in your Will.
Here at Temperley Taylor, our dedicated team of solicitors are specialists in this field. They’ve written Wills for people of all ages and backgrounds, and they’re happy to do the same for you.
We have a variety of related services on offer including:
- The drafting and finalising of Wills
- Helping resolve inheritance disputes
- Applications for powers of attorney
- Setting up trusts and charitable legacies
Our team are always on hand to chat about your Will, whether it’s a new one or a rewrite. They’re easy to talk to, highly experienced and compassionate. And, they’ll always put your wishes first so you know that your Will is written up exactly how you want it to be.
Of course, everything also has to be compliant with the letter of the law. Having a legal representative help you write up your Will, is a great way to ensure that your final wishes are legally binding.
- You would like to speak to someone about making a Will
- You need power of attorney for a vulnerable family member
- Your family are involved in a dispute over a will
- Or you would like some advice or have any questions
Call our Middleton office today on 0161 643 2411, or our Heywood office on 01706 623 511. Alternatively, you can send us an online enquiry and one of our advisors will contact you soon.