Writing a will - act now
No one likes to think about dying and writing a will may seem something that can be put off to a later date. However you should ensure that your loved ones are provided for. Making a will is normally a straightforward exercise but this can be more complicated if, for instance, you have children by a previous partner. A marriage revokes a will so though you may have thought you left your children provided for, on your death, your new spouse may be the only beneficiary. If both you and your partner were to die and had failed to appoint guardians for your children, courts could decide who should raise them and this maybe by someone you wouldn't have chosen.
Which? essential guides Wills & Probate is an excellent place to start when considering witing your will. This accessible and well-written book gives the basics on making a will and how to avoid common mistakes. For instance if you write your own will you may not be specific enough or you may use the wrong form of words.
The first part of Which? essential guides Wills & Probate is prviced guidance on the main provisions to make in a will and the second gives step-be-step guidance on probate.
The book also gives advice on reducing your inheritance tax bill and setting up a trust.
Which? essential guides Wills & Probate also includes a discounted rate for Which? Wills Service which is valid until 30 June 2011. A single will costs £79 (normally £89) and a "mirror will" (individual wills for you and your partner normal price £129) will cost £119.
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Wills and Probate: Hassle-free Expert Advice on Making Your Own Will (Which Essential Guides)