Making a will is a way to legally decide what happens to your money, house and personal belongings after you pass away. At Switalskis, we have a skilled team who are experts in helping people make wills.
We get that making a will is a big moment in your life. We aim to make the legal side of things as easy as possible for you. This includes breaking down complicated parts into easy-to-understand language, keeping you updated and making sure everything goes smoothly from beginning to end.
We're here to offer you the support you need, right when you need it.
Sorting out the details for making a will can feel difficult and frustrating. We'll guide you through the whole will making process, step-by-step. We know that everyone has their own reasons for making a will, so we'll help you understand your rights and tailor a plan just for you, addressing all your specific needs and questions.
Thinking about making a will might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it becomes important when life changes, like when you get married, enter a long-term relationship, have children, or even buy a house. If you've got someone specific in mind you want to leave things to, or you're not on good terms with your family and want to make sure your belongings go to the right people, a will is a must-have.
You might think that if you're in a long-term relationship but not married, your other half will automatically get everything. That's actually a myth. If you want to make sure your partner is looked after in the way you intended, the only way to guarantee it is by making a will.
Trusts are another clever tool to think about. They can help you pass down money to your loved ones in a way that protects them. Our team of experts in wills and probate can guide you through the process of setting up a trust and explain your best options.
So, why should you make a will? Well, it puts you in the driver's seat, making sure your wishes are carried out to the letter. This can be a massive relief for your family during a tough time, removing any guesswork or squabbles about who gets what.
In short, making a will is like creating a roadmap for your family and loved ones to follow. It makes sure that everything you've worked hard for goes to the right people and places, just as you'd want. If you're not sure where to start or have any questions, we're always here to help.
Making a will is a key step in making sure that your wishes are carried out after you're gone. The process can be broken down into several stages, and while it might seem daunting at first, it's actually quite straightforward when you get down to it.
Making a will doesn't have to be a stressful experience. By planning ahead and seeking the right advice, you can make sure that your wishes are followed, reducing any stress or strain on your loved ones after you're gone.
The time it takes to create a will can vary, depending on the complexity of your assets and your personal circumstances. However, the process can be broadly described in a general timeframe.
Age restrictions do apply when it comes to creating a will. In the United Kingdom, you must be at least 18 years old to make a valid will. This is the legal age at which you're considered capable of understanding the implications of such a significant legal document.
However, there are a few exceptional circumstances where younger people can create a will. For example, members of the Armed Forces on active duty can make a will at a younger age - this is known as a privileged will. This is because their circumstances are considered extraordinary, and the usual rules don't apply.
It's worth noting that while there's a minimum age requirement, there's no maximum age limit for creating a will. As long as you're of sound mind, and understand what you're doing and the effects it will have, you can create or change your will at any age. It's essential, particularly as we get older and perhaps face health challenges, to review and update the will to make sure it still reflects our wishes accurately.
Life doesn't stay the same, and neither should your will if your circumstances change. Maybe you've had more children, perhaps you've divorced, or possibly you've come into some money or property. Any of these changes could make it necessary to update your will to make sure it still does what you want it to do. We recommend that a will should be reviewed every two to three years.
If you're considering making a will and want it done right, chat with our team today for personalised advice.
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