Why you should consider making a Will today…


A person thinking about making a Will

Making a Will is something that everyone, of whatever age or financial status, should do. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider making a will with Do It Legally from Brighton and Hove:

  1. You Decide What Happens To Your Assets: Making a Will means that you decide who your property, money and possessions will go to after your death. Without making a Will, general intestacy laws decide who your assets go to, which may not fit with your wishes, and could mean that your loved-ones lose out.
  2. Making Sure Your Wishes Are Followed: Making a Will makes sure that your wishes are legally documented and will be followed. This is especially important if you have specific intentions for certain assets or if you want to provide for loved ones who are not covered by inheritance laws.
  3. Guardianship for Minor Children: If you have children, Making a Will is crucial for naming a guardian. Without a will, the courts decide who should care for your children if something happens to you, which may not reflect your preference.
  4. Avoiding Family Conflicts: Clear instructions in your will can help reduce the potential for family disputes and conflicts. This can help family relationships during a difficult time.
  5. Minimizing Estate Taxes: A well-structured will can help minimise taxes and make sure more of your assets go to your beneficiaries rather than the government.
  6. Providing for Non-Family Members: If you have individuals or organisations outside of your family whom you want to provide for (e.g., friends, charities), making a Will allows you to do this.
  7. Appointing an Executor: You can name an executor in your will who will be responsible for managing your estate, including paying debts, taxes, and distributing assets. This can simplify the process and make sure your wishes are followed.
  8. Protecting Unmarried Partners: If you are in a committed but unmarried relationship, making a Will can ensure that your partner is provided for, as they may not have automatic legal rights.
  9. Updating for Life Changes: Life is constantly changing. Marriage, divorce, birth of children, and changes in financial circumstances are all reasons for making a Will.
  10. Peace of Mind: Making a Will can provide peace of mind, knowing that your affairs are in order and your loved ones will be taken care of.

We provide a high quality personal service, visiting to discuss your circumstances, advising on inheritance and taxation, and preparing any necessary Wills, Deeds of Trust and Letters of Instruction to your satisfaction. Our Will and Estate Planning service for Brighton & Hove and the surrounding area costs £275 for one person, and £450 for a couple.

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