The end of our lives is generally not something that we want to think about, and rightly so. Unfortunately, it comes to us all. However, what we leave behind can bring some comfort to our loved ones. Whether it is a property for them that was once their family home or some heirlooms and keepsakes that will remind them of you when you were alive, it is natural that you would want to be assured that they will receive them. The best way to make sure that this happens is to write a Will.
A Will is your wishes and intentions for your estate after you have gone. It is the only clear way to ensure that your assets are divided fairly between anyone or organisation you wish to give them to. For example, if you want to make a charitable donation to a place or organisation that you love, this can also be included. You may want to have a bench with an inscribed plaque as a memorial to somewhere you loved during your life. If this is the case, then a Will can express this with an amount of money from your estate to be allocated towards it.
If you do not leave a Will, it can create issues for your family and friends to deal with for years afterwards. As if losing you wasn’t enough, your estate’s affairs can deal with the grieving process as the legal turmoil that can ensue is wearing and debilitating for those you live behind. Not only that, it might mean that none of your assets is allocated correctly. When you die without a Will, your estate is said to be intestate. This means it will fall to Solicitors and the Government to divide it amongst your next of kin, family and friends. All of them may be able to claim something that was yours, and there is no proof to say that you did not promise it to them or otherwise when you were alive.
This situation can produce years of hurt and anger as the dividing of your estate becomes very messy and inappropriate. Whilst it could be true that your Will may still cause this amongst some of the parties left behind, they will know your true intentions for the possessions and savings.
If you haven’t made a Will yet, and there is no age limit to doing so, it can be at any time in your life, then go to this Will writing service Cheltenham based company Bees and Co. With a Will in place, you can enjoy your life safe in the knowledge that everything is accounted for.