How to draw up a will and talk about important issues before your death
Getting a will drawn up isn't difficult, and it should mean you can decide who inherits and who looks after your children
Sorting out a will is something most of us put off for as long as possible. But it needn't be complicated or particularly expensive. If you don't have a will, your loved ones may not inherit what you'd like them to. It's also a good idea to talk about the kind of funeral you'd like and other things such as what should happen to your pets. Follow these tips to help you draw up a will.
If a will isn’t drawn up properly it can be challenged, so make sure you miminise the chances of this happening to you.
If you’ve drawn up a will the last thing you want to find is that someone challenges it and that your money doesn’t end up going to the people or organisations you want it to. There are many reasons why a will can be challenged, but if you follow these tips you should minimise the risks of it happening.
What happens if I don't have a will? Why you should have a will.
It's important to have a will as it's the only way you can say who should inherit
A will is just a document that says what you’d like to happen to your possessions and money after you die, and who should look after your children. It can be short and simple or lengthy and detailed and include information things such as the type of funeral you’d like. You don’t need to use a solicitor for it to be legal – you can write it on a scrap of paper – although most people do use professional help.