As the American Statesman, Benjamin Franklin, once said, "Nothing is certain except death and taxes." Whilst we know that there many who go to great lengths to avoid the latter, none of us can avoid the former.
Despite a commonly held notion, there is no proof that making a Will is inviting our demise to come a little sooner. Dying without making a valid Will can create stress, uncertainty and expense for loved ones and can result in your estate being distributed in a way that you had not contemplated.
Making a valid Will is not an onerous task for most people. A simple Will is usually sufficient. However, if you have significant assets and wish to create trusts for children or other family members then the sevices of a legal professional are essential to ensure that the appropriate laws are complied with and that the drafting of the Will can optimise its survival against any possible legal challenge.
Once a Will is made we recommend that it be reviewed at least every three to four years, or sooner if there is a significant change in yourcircumstances.
When we take your instructions for your Will we will also discuss with you the need for Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship so that your financial and personal affairs can be attended to by a trusted person should you become ill or incapacitated and unable to look after these matters for yourself.