Hi, this is Matt from Leech & Co Solicitors with just a short video about Wills, about what they are, why you need one, what happens if you don’t have one and how you can get one. There’s plenty more information on our website so have a look there, but this is just a short introduction to give you some ideas if you’re thinking about making a Will.
So, what is a Will? Well, obviously it’s not the cheeriest of subjects, not a lot of people want to think about it or talk about it, but it is an essential part of any plan for the future. It’s probably one of the most important documents you’ll make in your life.
It essentially deals with what happens to your property, savings, money, possessions after you’ve died. It tells whoever’s dealing with your Estate who you want to inherit, who you don’t want to inherit and it’s the only want to do this. So if you have ideas about what you want to do with your assets, a Will is the only way you can ensure that what happens is what you want.
If you have small children, your Will can deal with what you want to happen to them in terms of who looks after them, how they will be provided for, how they will be educated etc
So, a lot of people say, well, I don’t have a lot, I don’t have a big house, I don’t have many savings etc so I don’t need a Will. Well, you still do because if you have an idea of what you want to happen to whatever you do have, a Will is the only way to ensure that happens.
If you don’t have a Will, it’s the law that decides who gets what you own, So, there might be someone you want to inherit and they may not inherit anything and there might be someone you don’t want to inherit and they inherit the lot. Obviously, in that situation, you’ve wanted to look after your family and make sure they’re OK, but it’s the law that dictates what happens and it might not be what you want. This can cause family arguments and fall outs, general upset and stress at what is already an upsetting and stressful time.
So, really, a Will is a way of protecting your family after you’ve gone, making sure what you want to happen happens and avoiding family stress, arguments and upset. It’s a vital document and we would recommend that everyone has one.
Now, a Solicitor can help you do this, they can make the process straightforward, quick ad easy and affordable. Obviously, you don’t have to instruct Leech & Co, but if you want to have a chat, call us and we can talk it through and see what we can do for you. So, give us a call, we’d be more than happy to talk to you, with no obligation, the number’s 0161 749 9000 or contact us through the website www.leechandco.co.uk and we can see what we can do for you or at least just have a chat and give you some ideas.
So, look forward to hearing from you, thank you for listening.