It is essential to ensure that your affairs are in order to ensure that the right people in your life benefit following your death. Dying without a will can cause chaos and significant expense for those you leave behind. We have seen first-hand the distress it causes for families to try to sort out their loved one’s affairs and the conflicts that are worsened by bereavement.
Following a relationship breakdown it is important to ensure that the most suitable people are appointed as Guardians to look after your minor children should anything happen to you and that those children will also be provided for financially.
If you have been through Divorce Proceedings your Decree Absolute will effectively nullify any previous will and therefore making a new will is essential.
In this modern society it is much more usual to have step parents and step children and particular care needs to be taken to protect both sides of the family.
If you would like us to review an existing Will or for us to advise you or a family member about a new Will and/or Powers of Attorney then please contact Christian Swinburne on 01661 824582 or Christian@majorfamilylaw.co.uk to arrange a free initial consultation.