A Will, properly draw up by a lawyer, ensures that on your death your estate will be dealt with in accordance with your wishes with the minimum of delay or distress and without unnecessary expense. There are many reasons why everyone should make a Will. These are just a few:
- You can ensure that your estate will pass to your intended beneficiaries. It is a popular belief, for example, that on the death of a husband his whole estate will pass automatically to his wife. Not necessarily so! On intestacy (which is where there is no Will) a widow has certain prior and legal rights but after they are paid the remainder of the estate will go to any children or even to parents and siblings of the deceased in preference to the widow.
- In your Will you will appoint an Executor, or Executors, of your choice. Your Executors may be family, your lawyer or someone else. It is the duty of the Executors to see that the terms of the Will are carried out and to deal with any legal formalities.
- Where your beneficiaries are children you can incorporate in your Will Trust provisions to deal with their shares until they come of age.
- You can appoint legal guardians for your children.
Wollerman Shacklock lawyers offers one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to obtain a will in the Berwick area and its surrounding suburbs. We can assist you with drafting & updating wills.
We always recommend that you keep your Will up to date, thereby ensuring that your wishes are catered for, as time and circumstances change.
Contact us to arrange an appointment with one of our experienced Wills and Estate Planning lawyers.