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Why you shouldn't put off writing your Will and do it now

As with any task that seems difficult and involved, it can be tempting to delay writing your Will for as long as possible. Especially if you are young and healthy, you may think you don’t have an urgent need for a Will. However, if the unthinkable happens and you die without one in place, the consequences for your family could be devastating.  

McLennan Adam Davis makes writing your Will simple, so there’s no need to keep putting it off. Contact our knowledgeable team to get started today.

Why you need a Will, whatever your age

Many people think they don’t need a Will until they are older, but we are all at risk of passing away long before old age. As unpleasant as it is to think about, it is vital to be prepared for this possibility. If you do not have a Will, important decisions about your assets and funeral arrangements will be out of your hands.

Property and assets

Your Will allows you to direct how your estate should be handled, including who should inherit what you own. If you want to leave gifts to particular people or causes, a Will is the only way to ensure this happens. 

If you die without a Will, your estate is divided according to the rules of intestacy. These rules do not accurately reflect modern family situations, so they can prevent the people you love and care about from inheriting. For instance, a partner who cohabits with you but is not your spouse or civil partner will not be automatically entitled to inherit, nor will any step-children you have. They could be left with nothing if you pass away intestate.

The only way to protect your family’s future is to write your Will and detail exactly how you want your estate to be managed. Otherwise, you risk them losing not only you, but also their financial security.

Funeral arrangements

You can express your wishes regarding your funeral arrangements in your Will, which, whilst not necessarily legally binding, can give a great deal of help and comfort to your loved ones. You can also choose to incorporate an Arrangements on Death Declaration within your Will. 

By doing so, you can ensure your loved ones have the guidance they need to arrange your funeral as you would have wanted. This will give you and your family peace of mind and remove the burden of making sensitive decisions from those you care about at a time when they need space to grieve.

Contact our Wills Solicitors in Ayr, Troon, Kilmarnock, Irvine and Glasgow

Working throughout Ayrshire, our devoted legal team are here to help you to protect your family’s future. Our straightforward, compassionate approach will make writing your Will easy, so there is no need to risk further delays. For immediate peace of mind, call us today on 01292 289 584 or use our online enquiry form.

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