The end of the year is fast approaching – time to make plans for 2018 and look back on all the changes that 2017 has brought you, including making any necessary adjustments to your will.
Updating your will might not be the most exciting way to ring in the new year but it’s an idea time to reassess what’s important to you and take into account any major life changes you’ve been through over the last year.
Keeping your will up to date is essential if you want to ensure that your loved ones are looked after and your assets are taken care of when you’re gone.
Here are just a few circumstances that require an update to your will:
- Getting married, entering into a civil partnership, or making a cohabitation or prenuptial agreement
- Having a baby or welcoming a grandchild or step-child into your life
- Buying, selling or investing in property
- Making a significant investment or receiving inheritance
- Setting up a new pension
- Getting divorced, separated, or dissolving a civil partnership
- Any changes your health or the health of your family
- Starting a business
By appointing a professional to be your executor, you can be sure that there will always be someone to deal with your will and avoid family conflicts. To speak to an experienced family law solicitor get in touch with our wills and probate department at www.franceslindsay.co.uk. We have offices in Maidenhead and Beaconsfield and our services cover the whole of the Thames Valley, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. Start off the new year safe in the knowledge your affairs are in good hands!
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