Changes to the law on who can claim against your estate if you haven’t left a will have now come into force.
This article will give a simple explanation of the changes, which may make it easier for adopted children, partners and others to stake a claim if you haven’t left a will. They also tip the balance in favour of the surviving husband or wife and away from the children and other members of the family of the person who has died.
For the avoidance of doubt, why not just make a will in the first instance, therefore ensuring your loved ones are all considered as you wish.
If you have your own business, your own property or have children, a valid will sets out everything you need to in a way which will ensure that your wishes are secured.
When there is no will, your assets are unlikely to pass as you would wish, conflict may arise between your loved ones and the overall cost of sorting it all out are almost certain to be greater, even with these changes in the law.
We advise everybody to make a will and avoid a potentially expensive route for your loved ones to take after your passing.
To find out more, please call us today on 01267 237 441 for a free initial chat.