- 19th December 2016
- Posted by: Seatons Solicitors
- Category: Articles, Wills
I’m not going anywhere soon why do I need a Will?
50% of adults have not written a valid Will, isn’t it time we change that?
Part of building a life is securing for the future. We are happy to buy a house, pay insurance and secure the future for ourselves. But research has shown that over half of the UK population has declined to write a valid Will.
Why don’t we?
There are a number of reasons why people don’t write wills. These are just a few of the main ones:
It’s too difficult. Many people think that the process of writing a will is very long, drawn out and difficult. In reality it really isn’t! Here at Seatons we offer a free no obligation chat, where you can sit down and discuss your individual needs, we do the rest of the work and all you have to do is check and sign on the dotted line.
Not wanting to think about death. It’s a horrible thing to think about, but it’s important to remember that, sadly, we all have to go at some point. However, it is best, surely, to not leave your loved ones with more to worry about? A Will, will ensure that your house, savings and all your worldly possessions go to a safe and secure home which will ensure the future is secure for your family.
Expense. A lot of people assume that solicitors will happily drain the inheritance that you are planning on leaving your children and grandchildren. But here at Seatons we don’t believe in that. We think that wills should be affordable so that everyone can have one. Wills with Seatons really aren’t as expensive as you might think.
The problems with dying intestate (without a Will)
The biggest problem with dying intestate is that it takes away your ability to carry out wishes after you’ve gone. It means that the court decides all of the things that you would normally decide in a will.
For example, there are a number of protocols decided by the court which can leave some family members out and some much better off. By writing a Will with Seatons you can ensure that your property and your savings go to who you want them to, not where someone thinks you want them to go. These are known as the ‘rules of intestacy’. It is completely personal to you and we can ensure that your Will, will safeguard your assets and guarantee your legacy.
Deciding how to say goodbye
A funeral is the last chance that your friends and family have to say goodbye to you and a well written Will ensures that your wishes on how you want to depart this earth can be carried out. The following are ways which your will can dictate your funeral:
- If you would like a specific church, crematorium or burial plot. And whether you wish to be buried, cremated or another way of staying in your place of rest.
- If you would like a type of music or flowers at the service.
- Some people like to donate their organs to science and this can also be done.
- Any other important details.
Here at Seatons we know that it is personal to you. And we make every effort to ensure you are happy with your will. We take every case as it comes and our legal expert have years of experience in tailoring your Will. So for a free no obligation chat and for guidance on what steps to take next call us for free on 0800 3 10 11 12