A New Year’s resolution that is easy to keep: make a will
Christmas is the time of year when families come together. It is a time to relax and enjoy being with those who matter to you. January is a time for resolutions; a time to think about the future. One thing that you have probably been putting off is making a will. After all, who wants to think about passing away? But January is the perfect time to make a will.
If you die without a valid last will and testament in place, the courts decide how your belongings are divided according to a strict set of rules. This can have some unpleasant and unexpected consequences, leaving those who really matter to you in difficulty at a time that is already horrible. For example, if a married couple separate but one partner dies before the divorce is finalized, the surviving partner remains in line to inherit unless there is a valid last will and testament in place. There are many more situations where the rules may not be what you expect.
If the thought of going to a solicitor is putting you off from making a will, there are various alternatives to consider… and they are much less expensive too. One of the most popular ways to make a will is using an online will writing service like makeawillonline.co.uk.
There are three major advantages to making a will online. Firstly, you can make the will whenever you want and don’t have to travel to a solicitor’s office at an inconvenient time. Secondly, a professional website like makeawillonline.co.uk carries £1,000,000 professional liability insurance to ensure that if anything goes wrong, you will be covered. Finally, the service costs a fraction of the price of a will written by a solicitor. What’s more, the wills have been designed in partnership with an experienced solicitor according to long-established legal precedents.
If you want to give yourself and your family the gift of peace of mind in 2012, writing a last will and testament is a great place to start. Making a will online is a fast and convenient way to do it, if you have uncomplicated wishes and want to ensure you are protected. If you have more complicated circumstances, for example step children or property outside of Wales and England, it is probably worth seeing a solicitor experienced in drafting wills. A last will and testament is the only way to protect your loved ones for when you are no longer here.Follow @CaerphillyObsvr