How do I make a will and why should I use a solicitor?

First, you must list what you have in your estate, then you can decide how your estate is to be shared between beneficiaries (who gets what).

You also need to think about:

  • What happens if any of your beneficiaries die before you do
  • Who will look after your children (if you have any)
  • Who should carry out the wishes contained in your will (your executor)
  • Any other wishes you may have, for example whether you want to be buried or cremated.

Trying to make your own will, without legal assistance, can lead to mistakes or lack of clarity and could mean that your will is invalid.

If you have a number of beneficiaries and your finances are complicated, it is even more important that you get a professionally trained solicitor to create your will.

This makes it easier for those you leave behind.

For more information contact us on 01727 858 807.

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