Why write a will

Why write a Will?

Your Will is one of the most important documents you will write in your lifetime, outlining your wishes about what will happen to your money and possessions at the time of your death. It also allows you to take care of the people closest to you and to leave a gift to causes that are important to you.

If you die without a valid Will, your estate is classed as “intestate” and there are rules laid down as to where your estate will pass. It is therefore very important that you have an up-to-date and professionally written Will that truly reflects your wishes. If you do not have a Will, making one is your first step to leaving a legacy to Shule.

If you have already made a Will, it is a simple process to amend it to include a legacy to Shule. Depending on the significance of the changes you’d like to make to your existing Will, it may be possible to use a codicil to make your amendments. A solicitor can advise on the best course of action.

It’s important to keep your Will up to date. Changing circumstances could make a Will invalid so you may like to check your Will regularly after it has been made to make sure it still reflects your wishes.

Learn about the different types of legacy you can leave here.