8 Jolly Good Reasons to Make Your Will
- AuthorPaul Hajek
When deciding to make your will, it just doesn’t have to be that morbid.
Now that you're in a good mood, here are some examples of how grateful your loved ones will feel because you have made a will
#1 Jolly Good Reason to Make a Will
You can make arrangements for your family or dependants; gift your prize assets; make gifts to your favourite charity or other deserving causes; provide for your pets
#2 Jolly Good Reason to Make a Will
You can make sure that only the most capable and trusted of people administer your estate and carry out your wishes.
This could be your spouse or partner, your solicitor or your best friend
#3 Jolly Good Reason to Make a Will
Ensuring your Will is as tax efficient as possible will keep the long arms of the Government away from your assets and reduce your liability to Inheritance Tax
#4 Jolly Good Reason to Make a Will
The dreaded Intestacy Rules are avoided, where the Law decides who should inherit your assets and not who might think would automatically inherit
#5 Jolly Good Reason to Make a Will
Writing down your wishes in a clear and unambiguous Will can avoid disagreements amongst family members after your death
#6 Jolly Good Reason to Make a Will
If calamity strikes and you have young children who survive you, you can indicate who you would like to look after them
#7 Jolly Good Reason to Make a Will
If you have been living with someone to whom you are not married or in a civil partnership, they would not have an automatic right to inherit any of your property. Worst case scenario, your partner might loose their home
#8 Jolly Good Reason to Make a Will
Making a Will is not as expensive as you might think, and wonderful value for money for the peace of mind you and your loved ones will feel
And last, but not least, you will be jolly pleased with yourself.