Have you made a Will? Often neglected, writing a Will is an extremely important task, giving you the peace of mind that your affairs will be dealt with as you wish after you die, and preventing possible disinheritance issues conflict (especially if you have children to a previous partner), and a costly executry process. Our team can work with you to make sure that your Will is valid and reflects your wishes.
Making a Will gives you more control over what should happen to your estate when you die, and can be an important consideration where cohabiting couples are concerned, or if your separation or divorce is being finalised; or if you wish to provide for stepchildren after you die (stepchildren will not be provided for under intestacy rules). You can also leave specific gifts to named beneficiaries on your Will, as well as leaving donations to your favourite charities. We find in our clients’ experiences, it is the peace of mind that their affairs are in order that is the most important reason for making a Will.
What Should I include in my Will?
A Will should always include an Executor and a reserve Executor, should the first decline the role or die before you do. Any specific legacies should be mentioned, as well as any wishes for funeral arrangements. If you have young children, it is important to include mention of whom you would like to appoint as guardian should you die before they reach the age of maturity. The guardian will look after the child’s every need and make decisions on all aspects of their care, wellbeing and education. Failure to do this will result in the court appointing a guardian. This may well not be someone you would have picked yourself. Guardianship gives you the peace of mind that in the event of your death, your children will be looked after someone you trust.
Contact our Wills Solicitors Glasgow & Coatbridge
If you would like to discuss setting up a Will, or would like to review your existing one, contact one of our team today. Our solicitors pride ourselves in providing high quality and cost-effective legal advice, and have a strong commitment to achieving positive results for our clients. We tailor solutions specifically to your requirements; delivering cutting-edge advice and skilful court representation where needed. Contact us now via our online contact form, or give us a call on 0141 404 6575.