Today on the blog, we are going to give you a few tips for anyone who is will or considering making a will with Beeston Shenton Solicitors. You can create a will in about 20 minutes. However there are a few simple things that can be done to make the whole process smoother.

Don’t be intimidated

Making a will may seem like a huge undertaking but a will is simply describing how you would like your estate to be distributed if you were to sadly pass away. Usually this is a very simple process and you don’t any legal law knowledge to be able to use our services.

Don’t procrastinate

Understandably, by making a will you are making yourself aware of your own mortality, which is obviously something none of us wish to contemplate. If you are waiting for the perfect time in your life so you can begin making your will, you may be aware that you can begin making a will or updating a will at any time.

It may be more important to have a will sooner rather than later. Things may happen to you or beneficiaries of your will, so your will probably need to be changed at some point in the future. It is more convenient to start making your will now, instead of waiting for that ‘Golden Moment’ that may not actually appear.

Think about key appointments

There are two important appointments that you need to make when you are making a will. Firstly you will need an Executor. This person will have the responsibility to carry out all of your wishes in the will.

Secondly, if you have children classed as a minor, you will need to name someone as a guardian for them. It will be an important decision that should be made only after careful thought and discussions with your potential chosen individuals.

Distribution of your property

This is one of the main reasons people consider making a will and it is a good idea to think about it ahead of making your will. You have to think about the people that have influenced you, any charities or organisations that you may wish to recognised as well as family members and friends.

Need help writing your will?

Here at Beeston Shenton we will provide you with a document that will assist your Executor that will list personal assets and details including important contact numbers and account information. (This information will not appear on the will itself).

Find out why you should write a will, learn more about our Wills and Probate services or  contact our Wills and Probate team today to find out more.