How often should I review my Will?
Every three years or as soon as there are changes in your wishes or personal circumstances. You should also consider the suitability of your guardians, executors, trustees and beneficiaries named in your Will.
Do I have to wait until I am divorced to write a new Will?
No. Divorce proceedings can take a long time to complete so it is recommended that you make a new Will to avoid your estranged spouse / civil partner automatically inheriting via your current Will or intestacy.
How do I protect my child's inheritance if my spouse / civil partner remarries?
You can include a trust in your Will to safeguard your children's future inheritance. We can advise you about trust options to suit your needs during your consultation.
Who can be a guardian?
A guardian can be a friend or family member who is over the age of eighteen. You should consider the guardian's health, age, lifestyle and ability to care for your child.
I'm married - will my spouse get everything even if I don't make a Will?
Not necessarily. Under the current intestacy rules, it depends on the size of your estate and whether you have any children. Intestacy causes delays and complexity. For families with children, the division of assets can create co-ownership problems and an Inheritance Tax liability. Making a Will protects your family from this.
Where should I store my Will?
Your Will is an important document that needs to be kept safe. If it is lost or tampered with by others this could create problems at Probate and your wishes may not be carried out. We offer a secure storage service to give you peace of mind.