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Why Is Making A Will So Important?

By Mark Ferguson

If you had to die unexpectedly without a will, your family is going to have a long, hard battle ahead of them trying to sort out your estate. This is why making a will is vital for anyone who has investments, assets and personal possessions. It is the only way to be sure that what you own is passed on to your loved ones.

If you do not have such a document when you die, you will be considered ‘intestate’. In this case, your estate falls into the hands of the government. Your family will have to endure months, even years, of red tape to sort things out.

If you have children, it is even more important. You can include clauses that will protect them if you die. In the document, you can stipulate who you want to act as your children’s guardian and you can create a trust for them. Your money can be put into this trust and, when the children have grown up, they may have access to it.

You can include anything you like in the document. For instance, you could be worried about your dog’s welfare if you suddenly die. You can find a friend or relative who is happy to take care of him or her. This can also be written into the document.

You should appoint someone that you trust to act as the executor. The executor will ensure that all your wishes and requests are carried out. When the document is signed, two or three witness signatures are also needed.

The document should be kept up to date. This can be done at any time. Reasons for this would include a change in marital status, the death of your spouse or a child, a new job, retirement, a change in your assets, or a change of residence. The importance of making a will should never be underestimated. As already mentioned, it is the only way you can be sure that your inheritance is passed on to the right people.

McHale and Co are a full service commercial and private solicitors. They deal in all kinds of commercial law and private law including Will Writingthey are solicitors in Altrincham

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