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The importance of having a will that is drafted correctly

It’s hard to think about death and leaving friends and family behind. Making a will can be the most important thing you do to make the period of time following your death as easy as possible for your loved ones. This is because in addition to providing guidance on how assets should be distributed, it can also direct them as to how you want certain matters addressed, when you are no longer there to provide instruction. 

There are certain situations in particular in which parties should definitely consider drafting a will. One is when you have children. A will can be used to provide information regarding who should care for them if you and your partner both die. A second is when you are not married but have a significant other. Without a will they most likely will not receive anything from your estate. Last, if you are married but separated, a will can make sure your assets do not go to your ex.

Even if you do not have any family, if there is anyone or any organization you would like to leave your assets to, you need to take the time to create a will. The failure to do so will mean that the Crown will receive all of your property.

Because there is potentially a lot at stake when it comes to providing information about what you want to happen to your assets when you die, it is important to work with a solicitor who understands the nuances associated with achieving your goals.

Unfortunately, there are some situations in which issues with a will result in it not working as intended after someone is gone. When a solicitor fails to draft a will correctly, those left behind may be able to commence legal action against that solicitor. To learn more about solicitor negligence lawsuits, please see our website.

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