Making a Will is vital if you want to ensure that that your wishes are carried out and your loved ones remain secure when you’re no longer around. But once you’ve made a Will, can it be changed?
Our clients often ask us “Can I change my will” and the answer is yes!
Indeed, we feel it’s crucial that you review and update your Will following any significant life changes (such as marriage, divorce, the birth/adoption of a child, buying a house etc.) so that it continues to reflect your current circumstances and wishes.
At Price Slater Gawne, we recommend reviewing your Will, your assets and bequests every 5 years as a minimum; just to make sure the Will is still effective and that your wishes will be carried out.
It is also sensible to review who your executor(s) and beneficiaries are. This is especially relevant if there have been family break-ups, if friendships have dwindled or if someone mentioned in your will has died. Similarly, if new people have come into your life or your finances have changed, then you should review your intentions.
In this digital era, updating a Will should be a relatively straight forward task. If you do not have a copy of your Will, contact the solicitors who drafted it for you and they will send a copy to you. Then, decide which changes you want to make. If you have any questions – get them ready for the solicitor you wish to instruct. Find out how much the cost might be too.
Lots of people make changes to their Will – it’s a common thing to do. Make sure your Will reflects what your current wishes are. Make sure you have peace of mind.
If you have any questions about making a new Will or updating your existing one, feel free to contact us. You can speak to our Wills, Trusts & Probate Specialist Laura Bywater on 0161 615 5554, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can also contact us via our webchat service. We’ll be more than happy to assist.
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