New guide to making a will and safeguarding your inheritance
To guarantee that your money, property and personal possessions go to the people you want them to, it is recommended that you make a will. Not only does this protect your inheritance, it can also be a useful way of planning for the amount of inheritance tax that will need to be paid. Without a will, your estate will be divided according to the laws of intestacy, which may not follow your wishes.
Making a will is especially important if you have been married before or have children from a previous relationship.
In our latest guide we take you through the main issues faced by those looking to make a will, including:
- what should I include in my will?
- do I need a special type of will if I am married or have children?
- can I leave money to charity?
- can I change my will later?
- can the terms of my will be challenged or ignored?
To download our new guide ‘Safeguarding your inheritance’, click here.
For a confidential discussion about any wills and probate issues, and for help making a will or a lasting power of attorney and an advance decision or statement, please contact Stephen Myers on 01782 525007 or email Stephen.Myers@myerssolicitors.co.uk.
Stephen can also help if you need advice on accessing funding for care costs from the NHS or your local authority, or if you are concerned that a relative with dementia is being held against their will or mistreated in a hospital or care home.
The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice. The law may have changed since this article was published. Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.