This is one of the most commonly asked questions when writing a will. In virtually all cases, the answer to this question is no. It will only be in extremely complex cases where the advice of a lawyer would be necessary.
Historical Reasons Behind This Belief
The reason so many people ask whether they need a lawyer, is due to a historical misunderstanding. Years ago, people wouldn’t have had much of value to pass on to relatives and friends, so there was little need for a will. Those that did have wealth would often have access to legal practitioners and would seek their advice when writing a will.
Why Make a Will?
A will is about making sure that your wishes are upheld after you are gone. It is important to make a will, even if you consider yourself to not have many possessions or much money. If you do not have a will when you die:
– There are certain rules which dictate how your estate is divided, which may not be the way you want it to happen.
– Unmarried partners and parents that have not registered a civil partnership cannot inherit from each other unless a will is in place.
– If you have children, it is important to have a will so that arrangements can be made for the children if something should happen to both parents. A will can make it clear which relative or close friend is to be trusted with the care of your children.
Writing a Will Today
Today, most people want to make a will to ensure that their loved ones are looked after once they are gone. Making a will with Confidence Wills is an ideal solution to what can be a solemn occasion.
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