Surveys carried out by www.which.co.uk show that half of the population does not have a Will. Furthermore, people put off making a Will, often until they are in their 50’s. This leaves a sizeable number uncovered, not to mention those who die young.
Making a Will lets you leave clear instructions about how your estate is to be distributed.
Without a Will, distribution of your estate is directed by the Intestacy Rules. This may not be what you want e.g. your spouse may not receive as much as you would want and unmarried partners would receive nothing.
Making a Will allows you to say exactly who receives what and who will be appointed to administer your estate. You have the opportunity to leave a legacy to friends and charities. If you have remarried, a Will can ensure any children from your first marriage receive a share of your estate.
In short, making a Will relieves some of the stress and worry experienced by your family at a time of bereavement. The process need not be complicated or expensive.
At Wrigley Claydon we are sympathetic, helpful and have the necessary expertise to advise and guide you smoothly through the process of writing a Will.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss making your Will please contact Rachel Damianou on 0161 624 6811 or email email@example.com.