PurpleWills offers a professional and reliable Will writing service. Every Will we write is tailored to suit your specific circumstances and it goes without saying that this includes a detailed initial consultation in the comfort of your own home. You can depend on our professional experience to find the right solution for you – confidently, quickly and without complication.
We all understand that we should have a Will in place but the reality is that many of us don’t have one. It’s important to understand what will happen to our estate if we die without a Will (intestate).
Making a Will is the only way to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death. If you have not made a valid Will, your property will pass according to the Laws of Intestacy, which may mean your estate is not distributed as you would have wanted. In any event, it is likely to take significantly longer to finalise than if you had made a Will. During this time your beneficiaries may not be able to draw any money from your estate which can lead to upset, distress and financial problems for the ones you leave behind.
IF YOU ARE SINGLE
You might want your estate divided amongst friends, relatives and charities of your choosing and in the proportions you want.
IF YOU ARE MARRIED
Don’t assume “my other half will get everything”. Other people may make a claim and often your children have a right to part of your estate. If you are living as a couple but not officially married, you may be treated as a single person and a surviving partner may get nothing at all. One thing you can be certain of – there will be arguments and disputes at a time when the family are already trying to cope with the loss of a loved one.
IF YOU ARE A PARENT
You should consider who you would like to look after your children in the event of your death. This is particularly important in the case of one parent families or unmarried parents living together. A valid Will nominating guardians is invaluable in such cases. If no one knows what you would have wanted, the court will decide on the future of your children, and it may not be what you or your children would have wished.
IF YOU ARE RETIRED
Maybe you made a Will a long time ago. It probably needs updating to include additional grandchildren or deletion of persons you no longer feel you wish to leave anything to.
We advise reviewing your Will every 2-5 years to take into account changes in circumstances.
The Society of Will Writers Membership No: WE77022806/16
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