Did you know that if you die without a will, you have no control over who inherits your wealth?
At the start of Dying Matters Awareness Week, Nigel Schofield of Swindon Will writing company Foresight Wills Ltd. says, if there is one thing you should do in 2014, it’s write a will.
If you already have one get it checked to make sure it complies with current legislation and meets your wishes.
Nigel, below, said the Foresight Wills Ltd. free home visiting service has made things a lot easier for clients. “Home visits are popular for those who find it difficult to get to our town centre office. People are also a lot more relaxed at home as well as having any relevant paper work close to hand.”
But Nigel is concerned that having a will is not at the top of people’s agenda. Yet the implications of passing away without a proper will in place could leave big problems for those left behind. “People often say that they intend to write their will but can’t find the time, so it just sits on the ‘to do list’.
“However, if you don’t make a will then you have no control over who will inherit what you own. If you are married then your spouse’s inheritance will be limited.
“If you are co-habiting your lifetime partner could end up with nothing. If you have children from a previous relationship, they could end up with nothing and if your spouse or partner marries after your death, your children could receive nothing. For the sake of a one hour appointment all this could be avoided.”
“Our service means that we can fit in with our client, even if that means an evening or weekend discussion.”
As well as making the initial process much easier, Foresight Wills makes it far more likely that people will keep their wills up-to-date as they also offer a free annual review service.
For details contact Nigel on 01793 433705.