Unsurprisingly more people live in London and write Wills with us than any other city. There are many reasons why people in London would want to write a will. For example, if you have young children, you might want to specify who you want to be their guardian in the event of your death. You might also want to use your Will to leave money or property to specific people in your life and/or to charities that have a special meaning to you.
Another benefit of writing a will is that it can help to avoid conflict between family members after you die. If your wishes are clearly stated in your Will – a legal document, it will be much harder for people to argue about what you would have wanted.
Let’s also not forget that having a will can give you peace of mind knowing that your loved ones will be taken care of according to your wishes.
A will is a legal document that can be very helpful in protecting your assets and specifying your wishes. If you live in London, there are many benefits to writing a will, including avoiding conflict between family members and giving yourself peace of mind.
Updating your Will
Without a valid Will in place, you have no control over who will inherit your estate – your possessions, your property, money and even your pets after you die. Instead, a little known law will decide who will get what of yours under inheritance laws called the rules of intestacy.
Despite this, a lot of people have who live in and around London not yet made a Will. This is not ideal, as when they die, everything they own may well be distributed in line with the rules of intestacy, which would often be against their wishes if they were still alive. This can cause unnecessary upset and undue distress for loved ones and family members left behind at an already stressful time.
Another matter to consider, is that if you already have a valid Will in place, it’s important to review it regularly to check that it is still an accurate reflection of your wishes. So you need to make sure your Will is still effective and whether it is still a true reflection of your wishes. If it isn’t, then you should make a new Will now.