Now…this is right the question to ask a Will writer!
It is actually a piece of paper with some words on it…so really the question should be what can a Will do for me? Put simply a Will is a written record of what you want to happen with your ‘stuff’ when you die. ‘Stuff' includes buildings, property, cars, money…everything you own.
There are some basic requirements and steps you can take to ensure that your Will does exactly what you need it to do after you have died. So, let’s start with the key elements; there are 3 things to make your Will legal.
What else can be included in your Will?
Sounds very easy, doesn’t it?
If only! Have you ever written a shopping list or given directions to a meeting point or left a list of directions for someone to follow…only to have to go back a clarify the information? This is the problem with a Will. You won’t be there to clarify what you meant at the point your family need you to.
As for the steps you can put in place, it’s true you can write your own Will, but this leaves you with no one to speak for your intentions and if anything is wrong there is no-one to explain what you meant. The best step you can take is to instruct someone who can do it all for you and then be around to help your family with the clarification of what you wanted.
The Willwriting Partnership will take care of the whole process from start to finish. Find your local consultant here and let us take the pressure off.