Young or old, if you’re over 18 you should have a Will. Let’s face it no one
knows what’s around the corner and it makes sense to be prepared.
If you’re at the younger end of the scale with no health issues or
responsibilities, perhaps getting a Will in place isn’t the top of your
priorities, but still shouldn’t be something you keep putting off.
When a Will should be a priority
It obviously becomes more important to have a Will if you’re older or you have
health issues. It is also important i
There are a number of formalities you’ll need to follow to make sure your Will
is legally valid. If your Will is deemed to be invalid when you die, your estate
will have to be dealt with as if there was no Will, being distributed according
to the rules of intestacy and not as you’d requested.
The good news is that the rules for making a valid Will are quite easy to comply
with, so really there’s no excuse for getting it wrong.
For a Will to be legally valid it must be:
* Made by someone who is
Having a Will can make sorting out your affairs much clearer and easier for your
friends and family at what will already be a difficult time for them.
It is only by having a Will that you have a say in the things that matter to
you. These can include:
* Who your estate will be left to – especially important if you’re not married
to your partner.
* Any specific wishes or funeral arrangements to be carried out.
* Minimising the amount of inheritance tax to be paid.
* If you have children,
Free wills month is upon us and if you happen to be 55 or over this provides you
with the chance to create your will completely free of charge. If you have ever
considered making a will and have been baffled by the terminology this guide
will provide a fast reference for common rules and terminology in plain English.
1.What Makes A Will Valid?
It must be made by a person who is of sound mind who is over 18, voluntarily and
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You may have seen notices or advertisements promoting Free Wills Month. If you
are not sure what it is all about then this article will help you to understand
what the Free Wills Month program is all about and learn about its benefits.
Free Wills Month takes place in March and October each year and offers you the
chance to prepare your will free of charge. The offer applies to those 55 years
of age and older and may be used to create your first will or to create a whole
new will even if you ha Read More »
You may already know that the month of October is Free Will Writing Month. This
is a great opportunity for those that haven't already prepared this vital
document to do so without charge.
For the entire month of October those aged 55 and over can write a will and
leave their estate, assets, and valuables to their loved ones. Appoint an
executor, name beneficiaries and make sure your legacy goes to the right people.
There are several places where you can write your will for free during the mont Read More »
When creating a will to document the division of an estate or assets, the
tendency can be to look for a will writing service that is located close by.
Historically the large majority of people have visited their town center or
high street and prepared their will with a local solicitor.
In fact, the term ‘will writing services near me’ scores very high for the
number of searches in Google’s engine.
This demonstrates that for those looking to write their will there is a common
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You have until June 4th to write your Will
register it for free with The National Will Register
[https://www.nationalwillregister.co.uk/aboutwillregistration.aspx] using code
The National Will Register is a trusted partner of the Law Society of England
and Wales. The register is used by individuals, families, organizations,
government agencies and law firms to register their will. There are over 8
mi Read More »