What comes to mind when you think
about writing a will?
Expensive? Maybe even slightly morbid, therefore best
Even though it's not the happiest
subject you'll ever speak to your partner about, the reality is
that a Will is a powerful legal document that is often overlooked
by many LGBT and straight couples who aren't
How can a Will benefit me
and my partner?
No one likes to think about it, but
if the worst were to happen, having a properly drafted Will in
place can ensure that your partner and your family won't be left in
a difficult situation.
If you're on the fence about whether
you need a Will, here's a few benefits of making arrangements early
- You can decide how your most
prized possessions should be divided - a Will gives you the power
to control how your assets will be split amongst those you care
most about. Whether it's choosing who should have your family
heirlooms or who you want to leave in charge of your finances, you
should have the final say.
- It might reduce the chances of
disputes arising between your loved ones - just like everyone has
different ideas about what takeout you should get on a Friday
night, when it comes to deciding how to share your assets between
your family and friends, it's not uncommon for disagreements or
even disputes to occur if there isn't a Will setting out clear
instructions. That's why having a Will in place can keep the
tensions to a minimum.
- You can protect your partner as
well as any future generations - one of the biggest perks of
creating a Will is that you can make sure your children and your
partner receive the possessions that you want them to have.
Making a list of the items you own,
deciding who should get them, and transferring this information
into a Will might seem quite straightforward. But, a poorly written
Will that has errors, or doesn't contain the right type of wording,
or the right information may be wholly invalid and have no effect
whatsoever on what happens after your death.
Having your Will drafted by an
experienced solicitor will give you peace of mind that you have
done your best to ensure your family's future is protected.
Hopefully this will help to prevent them from experiencing even
more heartache if the worst were to happen.
Whether you're ready to make a Will
or simply want some advice, our professional team of
Private Client solicitors will ensure
that you get the support you need. Give us a call today on 0800 260
5005 or visit simpsonmillar.co.uk/lgbtrights.
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