Why make a will? Five very good reasons . . .

Ocean wills & probate

The short answer to the question of why you should make a will is peace of mind. It's the only way you can be sure of leaving your affairs in good order, for those you care about. 

But let's be a bit more specific about the very good reasons for finally getting round to it: 

Because you can choose what you want to happen

If you don’t make a will, the intestacy rules mean that your hard-earned assets will not necessarily be passed on to the people you want to benefit. With a will, you have complete control over what happens to your wealth.

Because you want to take care of the kids

If you have young children, it’s essential to appoint guardians to look after them in the event of your death, and trustees to take care of their financial needs.

Because you want your partner to inherit your property

If you and your partner are not married, he or she will get nothing from your estate unless you have specifically written it into your will.

Because modern families are often complicated

Have you got married or divorced since you made a will? If so, you’ll need advice on whether it is still valid.

Remarriages can also complicate matters of inheritance and provision for children.

Because you may be able to cut your tax bill

Even with recent changes in Inheritance Tax law, there may be large tax savings to be made by proper planning through your will and the use of trusts.



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