This article featured in our February 2020 newsletter.
January’s the month of resolutions – and most of the resolutions we’ve made have been left well behind as we move into February with the rest of the year stretching out in front of us. Isn’t it amazing how resolutions are usually very personal? I’m going to lose 2 stones in weight. I am going to go to the gym at least 3 times a week. I’m going to stop eating sweets. I’m giving up drinking alcohol in January. Whatever the resolution, they’re designed to make you feel better in the long run. The only problem is, you need to keep focusing on them over and over again until they become habits – and that’s more difficult than most people realise!
So, how about a resolution that’ll give you some piece of mind? Something you can do once and then relax for a few years. Then, if circumstances change, do it again and then relax once more knowing everything’s in place.
We’re talking here about making or reviewing your Will. It’s something we encourage all our clients to do, no matter their age. It’s the only way you can make sure those you love inherit your estate.
There’s no mystery about making your Will. You tell us what you want done with your estate and we express those wishes in your Will.
First of all, decide who you want to deal with the administration of your estate. It might be your spouse, partner, child, friend or a professional. That person is called your executor.
If you have any specific items or sums of money you’d like to leave to individuals, charities or other organisations, we list them separately for you.
You can decide what to do about your house and other important assets you own.
We will discuss your wishes for your children should you pass away before they reach the age of majority.
We’ll also discuss how you wish your remains to be disposed of and any other special wishes you may have.
We take care of all the technicalities to make sure your Will is completely valid. Once you’re happy with its terms, you can then sign it and it becomes effective from that date.
If there’s one resolution you can easily keep in 2020 it’s to make or review your Will and give yourself peace of mind. Contact us now and make an appointment and we’ll take it from there.