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Why make a Will?

A Will is a legal document that allows you to legally state what should happen to your assets when you are no longer here. It also allows you to ensure that your loved ones are properly taken care of. If you have children it can state who you wish to care for them if you die unexpectedly and can protect assets for future generations.

If you die without a Will the Rules of Intestacy will decide who receives your property and possessions. Unfortunately, as these rules were created in 1925, they do not fully reflect modern family arrangements and currently there is no provision for unmarried partners, friends or charities.

Often people are tempted to write a Will themselves or to use an unqualified Will writer or web based template. However, a badly worded Will can create even more problems than not having one at all. A small mistake can be very costly for your family in the long run, and could even be deemed invalid.

Likewise, having an out of date Will can have unexpected complications . You may have made a Will when you bought a house or when your children were young. However, life moves on quickly and your current Will may no longer reflect your wishes. For example, you may now have grandchildren or someone mentioned in your Will may have passed away. Some life events such as marriage or divorce will make all or part of your Will invalid.

At MacLachlan we can work with you to identify your current requirements and to write a Will that will give you peace of mind knowing that your assets and loved ones are property protected.

Please call 01747 822103 if you would like to make an appointment to discuss your Will.