Although most of us don’t like to think about it, it is never too soon to set out what you want to happen to your estate in the event of your death. Making a will is the best way to ensure that your family and your assets are protected in the long term. Many people believe that when they die what they own will automatically pass to their immediate family. But this isn’t always so. Without a will, assets are distributed in accordance with the law of intestacy and this may not necessarily be to those they would have chosen. This is particularly pertinent where couples are unmarried or there is no civil partnership, and can mean financial and emotional anxiety for those left behind. The estate will take longer to settle and may involve costly court proceedings.
Making a will gives you the reassurance that those you wish to benefit from your estate will do so, and is a simple and inexpensive way of protecting your family’s future. For your peace of mind, Doughtys W S provide a will drafting service by fully qualified professionals.