When somebody dies, there are always legal and personal issues that need to be dealt with. Most often, there are property, possessions and money to be distributed among family and friends. There may be children under the age of 18 that need to be cared and provided for. There are also issues in relation to pets, the funeral, special gifts as well as issues relating to the payment of inheritance tax.
A Will is a formal legal document that allows you to set out how you would like these legal and personal issues be dealt with after your death. It is a document that plans for the future, provides for your family and protects your interests. It is vital that everybody has a valid Will.
If you already have a Will, you may want to review your Will. We recommend you review your Will every 3 to 5 years. Your personal circumstances and requirements may have changed or you may simply want to amend your wishes. Also, if you have made your Will yourself online or with a Will-Writing pack or with a company that is not an expert, regulated and insured Solicitor, you may want to review it to confirm that it is valid.
You may also want to make a Living Will. This is also a formal legal document that sets out when, and in what circumstances, you no longer wish to receive medical or life-sustaining treatment in the future. It is a document that allows you to confirm your wishes and which will ease the stress and worry for your family and loved ones should you become seriously ill and be unable to make your wishes known at the time.
Leech & Co can help you with all of these matters. Click below for full details about our Will services.