Writing a Will

Posted by | May 05, 2014 | Family Law | No Comments

Making a will is an important part of one’s life as it lets the person decide what happens with his money, land and belongings after his death. Making a will also ensures one doesn’t end up paying more inheritance tax than that is required to be paid. A will can be written by self but with the help of professional solicitors, one can get legal advice to make sure that the will is represented in the most appropriate manner.

Solicitors will enable your will get legal witnesses and ensure that it is duly signed so as to make it legally valid. In case one decides to update their will at the last moment then they just need to make an official alteration as per the instructions of solicitor and make a new will.

For people having complicated properties, will writing lawyers can help them so that their estate is handled properly. Solicitors understand all the requirements of a state and enable a person make his will accordingly such as some states may require that the will be notarized or have witnesses, while others do not have it mandatory.

Since the legal frameworks change frequently, it is important that one takes the guidance of a professional attorney, before making a will. Solicitors also identify the person making the will by his full name, DOB, address and social security number so that his name is not confused with the similar name of some other person.
Hiring a certified will support lawyer can save your family all the confusion and quarrels that might occur later. A lawyer’s assistance is essential if the circumstances of a person are unusual, multifaceted or involve a significant amount of assets.

Most wills follow a standard format that includes the person stating that he is of good mental health and he is expressing his will without any force from external third party sources. Then the will should also include all the family details including who gets what share of the property.
One can also appoint a personal representative or an executor who can carry out instructions and administers the estate even after the person’s death. In case of a personal executor one doesn’t have to file or record or file the will with any government agency. One can just keep the will in a secure and accessible place which is mutually known to you and the personal executor.