A Will is a legal document that sets out how you want your estate dealt with when you die. Do you know that if you don’t have a Will to ensure your wishes are carried out, a Law which originated in 1925 decides who inherits your possessions after you die?
Most of us will have considered making a Will, yet only 30% of the population have done so. Even the most sensible of us often think that making a Will is something to do ‘when I’m older’ or that making a Will is somehow morbid.
Your Will must be in writing and, for it to be valid and not open to challenge, it must comply with certain formalities.
In addition your Will…
- States who the beneficiaries are who you would like to benefit from your estate, this could be family, friends or organisations.
- Specifies who your Executors are – these are the people you must appoint to execute the administration of your estate.
- States who you would like to appoint as Guardians and Trustees of your minor children.
- Mentions the necessary powers of which they need to administrate your estate.
- Allows specific items, possessions and family heirlooms to be mentioned.
- Specifies your funeral wishes.
- Your Will only comes into force on your death. By making a will it can prevent unnecessary pain, stress and worry for your loved ones and it also protects what is precious to you.
It is always advisable to ensure your Will is kept up to date, please see our membership schemes of which we could help you achieve this.
If you wish to make a Will book an appointment online or call us on 01604 807359 our friendly staff are waiting for your call.
Golden Words From Our Clients
Miss L Harrison
I would like to say a big thank you to Future Wills, after a difficult time I wanted to make a will and take life insurance to protect my 4-year-old son, your consultant was professional, friendly and patient with me start to finish.
My husband was in hospital for several months due to a sudden illness, he had majority of the income going into this account as he would usually ring up and pay the bills or transfer the money across to me. Luckily, Future Wills advised me to have this document in place, I was able to access his bank and make sure all bills were paid on time. One less problem to have at such a difficult time.
After years of having go visit my father daily, we decided it was best we move him into a care home, he struggled to manage his bills and couldn’t quite understand the process of what was going on. The fact we have both types of Lasting Power of Attorney enabled us to choose the right home to look after him and we were able sort out his pensions, savings and property in order to fund for his care.
My partner sadly had an accident and lost his mental capacity, the fact I was his attorney allowed me to re mortgage our home and sell the property in order to purchase a house to suit his mobility better. I would not have been able to do this without Lasting Power of Attorney in place.
I was recommended to set up Lasting Power of Attorney for me and my Wife, I would like to say thank you for the advice. The reason I wish to thank Future Wills, should I ask my wife to prepare such document now, I believe she would not quite understand what is going on. However, this has been taken care of as we set them up whilst we were both happy and willing to prepare for the future.
I was under the impression a Lasting Power of Attorney was mainly for people who has lost mental capacity. However, with my arthritis being so bad or not wanting to leave the house on some days. My attorneys can step in and help me with my tasks such as picking up my prescription for me, going to the bank and other physical tasks I struggle with now.
I had a Will written over 4 years ago, I saw your new client offer and thought I would take advantage and update mine. I was made to understand why my Will is so important and learnt so much information I didn’t know before. I have recommended Future Wills to all my friends & family.
Mr and Mrs Wilson
We saw a Will Writer a long time ago and made Mirror Wills, we decided to see Future Wills to review our current Wills, after a great meeting we decided Mirror Wills wasn’t the suitable option for us and made Protective Property Trust Wills many thanks to Future Wills and their team.
I was very nervous about making my Will, it was something I put off for many years. However from the first phone call to returning my Will I was made to feel welcome and the service was very professional.
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