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Why you should make a will

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Making a will puts you in control where it isn’t possible otherwise

Whilst you are alive and well, you’re free to decide how to take care of yourself, your money, property, and loved ones. But what happens when you’re not well enough to make these important decisions or when you’re no more?

It goes without saying that in the instances above it’s the law that takes its course and what the law dictates might not be what you want.

How do you ensure everything happens according to your wishes? Well, that’s where a will comes in and act like your knight in shining armor in dark times. Here are a few reasons to make a will now:

  1. Dictate what happens to you and your assets, when you’re unwell.
  2. Safeguard your family, as well as your money, property and possessions if, God forbids, you pass away.
  3. Ensure you don’t pay more Inheritance Tax than you need to.
  4. Have peace of mind
  5. Prevent family feuds
  6. Experience a huge weight lifted off your shoulders
  7. Take responsibility and feel good
  8. Save money

The list goes on and on….so stop procrastinating, and get Willing.

By the way, you can write your will yourself, unless your affairs are complicated in which case you should get legal advice. You can always amend or update your will by official alteration (called a ‘codicil’) or by making a new will.

Whether you’re a mother, a pensioner, a professional, a teacher, or a graphic designer, making a will is the best way to ensure your legacy is handled properly, and helps you do exactly that. This is a topic that people tend to avoid, so bring it up with your friends and make it a conversation.

Got more questions about Wills? Check out our Online Wills FAQ page.