Wills are something none of us really want to think about, but no one can be sure when we will die. Failure to make a Will means your Estate will pass under the rules of intestacy and those who you would like to benefit, may in fact not benefit at all.
A Will allows you to appoint someone to carry out your wishes known as an Executor, appoint a Guardian for any children, give directions for your funeral and make financial provisions for your family. Wills should be reviewed periodically including on marriage, on the birth of children and on separation.
Service personnel can make a Will using MOD Form 106 but this carries little to no guidance and a badly drafted Will could see the Will fail and the rules of intestacy coming into effect.
Our Member Firms can advise on your options. Wills can be as simple or as complicated as they need to be to include your wishes. You may wish to leave your Estate in Trust. This is particularly useful for those in second marriage. We can advise on all your options and the relevant costs involved.
Whether you’re serving, are a reservist or are in civilian employment, our specialist Member
Firms can advise on your individual situation.
There are different procedures in place for those in Northern Ireland and more information can be obtained from our Member firm at McCartan Turkington Breen
The most important point that we can make is to take advice from one of our specialist firms as soon as possible if you have any related query.