Have you made a will? If so, how long is it since you read it over and considered if it needs updating? Sometimes an old will can be as unhelpful as having no will at all, especially if it no longer fits your family circumstances or your wishes.
Rebecca Taylor, wills and probate lawyer at Ansons Solicitors in Staffordshire suggests that perhaps this new year, one of your New Year’s resolutions should be to make or update your will and put your affairs in order.
At Ansons Solicitors, we recommend you regularly review your will at least every 4-5 years or sooner if the personal circumstances of you or your main beneficiaries have changed.
To help you decide whether your will needs updating we are offering a free 30 minute will review service. As part of this service you can bring your will into the office and we can talk through it with you to see if it still achieves your desired outcome.
We also particularly recommend that home-made wills are reviewed by a specialist wills and probate solicitor to ensure that the terms of your will are as you intended.
Another benefit of using Ansons Solicitors is that we are members of the Certainty National Will Register. We can register your will with Certainty to make it easier for your family to locate your will after your death.
Once you have made your will, you should keep it in a safe place. At Ansons Solicitors we can store your will in our secure facility for free, keeping it safe from damage, fire and tampering.
Here are Rebecca’s top 10 tips for checking if your will needs updating:
This article is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. It should not be used as a substitute for legal advice relating to your particular circumstances. Please note that the law may have changed since the date this article was published.
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