Making Changes to a Will
  • Helen Claydon

Making Changes to a Will

The advice that we often give people is to make a Will as early as possible. As harsh as it might seem, we never know what is waiting for us around the corner. In the blink of an eye, our lives can change. By creating a Will as soon as you can it will mean that should the worst happen, your loved ones can follow your wishes while it will also means that your estate is distributed in the way that you want it to be.

If you fail to have a Will and you pass away, then you are considered to have died intestate which means that the government determines how your estate is distributed. This causes further stress for your loved ones at an already difficult time.

However, if you do have a Will at least you made the right move and protected your estate to some extent. Despite this, we all know that life can change. We go through divorces, we lose family members, we inherit more money or buy and sell property. Whatever those changes might be, they need to tie in with the wishes in your Will. So, if you had plans to leave property to someone specific but choose to sell it, your Will has to reflect this change.

If you fail to change your Will then this can also cause huge problems when it comes to distributing your estate and. Your loved ones might find themselves contesting your Will in the belief that they are owed something that no longer exists. The whole process can prove tricky after you pass away which is why it is so important to make sure that you make the changes when the time is right.

Effectively, every time something significant changes, your Will should be updated which means that it is not something that you should put off until another time.

You might think that making changes to a Will is a time-consuming or difficult task but in reality, it is anything but that. Once you are aware of the relevant changes and are aware that they differ to that of your Will, then that is the time that you should seek professional advice and make the changes.

The right professional advice will make it possible for you to make the changes correctly, ensuring that your entire Will is up-to-date and remains within the confines of the law.

Our legal services are on hand and ready to assist you with all of your needs. Whether you have a query about making a change to your Will or if you are unsure whether a change has to be made, professional advice is the only way to gain a clear understanding of what you need to do. Our friendly and professional approach is designed to make the entire process as stress-free and as efficient as possible. We understand that a Will is an important document, so let us take care of your needs.


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