1 May 2021 to 31 May 2021
No one likes to think about making a Will and people have all sorts of reasons to avoid making one. They don’t have time, they don’t believe that it will be necessary and, of course, none of us like to think about dying. However, there are several important reasons why you should make or update your Will - getting married, buying property or even becoming grandparents. Making a Will is the only way of ensuring that your estate passes to those you would like to benefit. When no Will exists, it can cause stress and upset to those you love at a time when they are least able to cope with it. Those who you wish to benefit from your estate may receive nothing. Even if they do receive part of your estate under the intestacy rules (the rules which govern an estate if no Will has been made) they may not be aware whether you had intended them to benefit. When making, or changing your Will, it is important to consider carefully those who you wish to benefit from it. Making or updating your Will does not need to be hard work or expensive, and many feel a huge sense of relief once their Will has been completed.