We all know we should make a Will, but somehow we keep putting it off. If we do not make a Will, our estate will be distributed according to law and not necessarily as we would have wished.
For most people, our family homes are our biggest asset. Many properties are owned as joint tenants and pass on death to the surviving owner and not necessarily in accordance with our Will. It is very important to obtain the correct legal advice before making a Will to ensure that property passes to our intended beneficiaries. If you are unmarried and have a partner and wish your assets to go to them on death it is essential that you make a Will.
You should have your Will reviewed every 3-5 years or following any changes in personal or family circumstances, such as a change in marital status, birth of a child or grandchild, a death in the family, a change of executor or a change in personal finances.
We offer advice and guidance on making your Will, updating your existing Will or related aspects of this area of the law.
After the death of a loved one, we understand that dealing with the estate can be emotionally draining and stressful. We aim to minimise that stress and guide the Executor or next of kin through the process of extracting probate and administering the estate quickly and efficiently.
We recommend to our clients that you review your will every 3-5 years or following any changes in personal or family circumstances, such as:
- A change in marital status
- Birth of a child or grandchild
- A change in the value or type of assets in your estate
- A change of executor
- A change in charitable interests or goals
- Changes in inheritance tax laws or other similar legislation affecting personal finances.
Contact our Wills and Probate Lawyers in Derry/Londonderry
To discuss the specific circumstances of your case in strictest confidence with a lawyer that can help, call us now on 028 7136 6612 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away. We look forward to getting you the help you need.