Law Spot

One of my New Year resolutions is to get my financial affairs in order and a friend has suggested making a Will would help me to do this. What do you recommend?

The New Year is a good time to think about making sure that you have all your finances in place so that your family has a secure future. A Will is probably one of the most important documents that you can make to protect your family and ensure that your estate is distributed in accordance with your wishes.

If you don’t make a Will the law decides how your estate is distributed and this may not be how you would wish.  For example, if you are married, there is a misconception that your spouse will automatically receive your entire estate but this is not always the case and is dependent upon various factors.  By making a Will you can ensure that your estate passes to your spouse for their security.  If you have children, you can choose the Guardians that you would trust to look after your minor children whereas without a Will in place the Court will step in and decide who would be best to look after your children.

We can guide and assist you with a professional approach and experienced solicitors who can offer you peace of mind and a friendly and efficient service.

For further information please contact our Wills & Probate team.

Gaynor Cooke

Gaynor Cooke

Partner and Head of Wills & Probate