Writing and curating bespoke Wills is an essential part of our business, and managing clients’ wishes for the distribution of their assets is at the forefront of what we do. Minimising taxes, disputes and delays after death, are areas which we have a vast experience in.
It is important for you to make a Will no matter how substantial or modest your estate is, and we recommend that Wills are updated at least every 5 years. Reasons to consider making a Will include:
Not having a will means that your wishes may not be fulfilled after death as the Rules of Intestacy will dictate how your possessions and assets are distributed when a detailed, valid and executed Will is not in place.
It may be possible to minimise the amount of inheritance tax payable on the value of your Estate.
Clarifying your wishes means that partners (even if unmarried) can avail of your wealth after your passing.
Appoint Guardians to look after your children in the event that either one or both parents pass before they turn 18.
Your circumstances may have changed after a divorce, ill-health or loss of employment.
You may wish to create a long-term trust to benefit others after your death.