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Why should you make a Will?

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The creation of a Will ensures that following your death your wishes regarding your personal possessions, such as jewellery and family mementos are passed on to those you wish to receive them.

As well as this, creation of a Will allows for your assets, such as personal savings, properties and your other investments (which make up your ‘Estate’) will be passed on to those you wish to receive it, for example your family or close friends.

Creating a Will also means that you are able to make provisions for organisations and charities which you have shown support to during your lifetime.

If you die without leaving a Will your Estate will pass in accordance with the rules of Intestacy. The Intestacy rules essentially pass through your family tree. This may not always achieve the result you might expect or want; for instance if you and your partner are not married or in a civil partnership, regardless of whether you live together, your partner will not have the right to inherit from your Estate under the rules of intestacy.

To provide you with peace of mind and to help discuss the importance of making a Will further, our Solicitors at Johnson Astills can provide you with expertise to create a Will that ensure your wishes are met, along with protection for those you care about most. Our Solicitors in the Wills & Probate department can also advise you about provisions such as a life interest in your property for your partner, discretionary family trusts and trusts for disabled children.

Here at Johnson Astills we have specialist solicitors who can advise you in relation to preparing your Will. Johnson Astills are experts in Wills & Probate and if you would like to speak to a solicitor in the department please call us on 0116 255 4855 or 01509 610312.