You may have often wondered whether you should have a Will and found the thought quite daunting.
A Will is an important document regardless of your wealth or age, and it safeguards a person’s right to many decisions, including who serves as a guardian for young children. It is a mistake to assume that your next of kin will inherit your entire estate (or an equal share) if you do not have a Will.
By contacting Beacon Wealth Legal you can be sure that your Will shall provide the best protection for your property and affairs. We listen to our client’s needs and offer specific advice to assist and guide you.
You must make sure a Will is valid and there are certain elements that must be present, therefore it is important to consult with a solicitor to make sure the document is valid. Rest assured that our experience and professionalism will guide you in the right direction to ensure your affairs are protected in the best way possible.
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Please REMEMBER having a D.I.Y or poorly drafted Will can cause problems for your loved ones at a later stage, which can result in high costs and delays.
In order for your Will to be valid you must:
- Make it voluntarily
- Be of sound mind
- Make it in writing
- Sign it in the presence of two witnesses who are both over 18 (and are not beneficiaries; who in turn would then sign as witnesses or acknowledge the signature)
Any changes to your Will must follow the same signing and witnessing process.
STEP (Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners) is a worldwide professional body for solicitors advising families across generations. Being a member of STEP means that you are subject to an extensive Code of Professional Conduct, requiring to always act with integrity and in a manner that inspires confidence, trust and respect in clients. It also means that Beacon Wealth Legal STEP members are required to keep up to date with the latest legal, technical and regulatory developments. You can rely on Beacon Wealth Legal to take care of your best interests. Contact us for more information.