Whilst nothing can prepare us for the death of a loved one, taking the time to write a will makes things easier for your loved ones in the event of your death. It also ensures that you decide who gets what and when. Without a will the distribution of your estate will be decided by law.
A will is not just for the wealthy or the elderly; it’s important for each of us. If you want to appoint a specific friend or relative as guardian to your children, should you and/or your partner die, you need a will.
Take control of your family’s future now – make a will. It doesn’t need to be set in stone; it only becomes effective on your death so you can make changes as your circumstances change. If you already have a will, is it time to review it? Does it still reflect your wishes today?
In a simple family structure, having a will helps smooth the path of the probate process. Of course every family is different; in a more complex family structure where there are new partners or estranged children the lack of a will could cause stress and anxiety for your family.
It is said that where there’s a will there’s a way and when we pass away this is so true. A well planned will provides peace of mind for the one who leaves and clarity and certainty for those left behind.
Losing a loved one is devastating. We are here to help you make sense of the legalities. We can guide you through the legal process of probate and the administration, whilst being mindful that this is a very difficult time. We can assist with taxation issues, look at the rights of those affected by the death and any claims or entitlements to the estate. At Dunlea Mulpeter & Co we care about people; we will help you through the process with sensitivity and efficiency keeping you informed throughout the probate process and resolving issues as quickly as possible.
We also advise on probate disputes if a will is challenged. Whether you are considering challenging a will or you are a beneficiary to a will which someone else is challenging we have the experience and expertise to advise you on this.
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