Don’t have an up to date Will in place? We need to talk!
Granted, it might not be the most cheerful topic, but having the right measures in place to protect your loved ones if you die is SO important.
The chances are you already know that. But you’ve been putting it off because it sounds complicated, time-consuming or expensive. Today is the day to take the first step towards getting it ticked off or your to-do list.
At Future Life we only write Wills for parents or guardians of young children.
We’ve chosen to specialise in Will writing for young families because we noticed that very few Will writers were dealing with the needs of young parents and the arrival of a new baby changes everything in your life.
Friendly, professional and hassle-free Will writing service
Before having children, a Will is largely about laying out who gets what if you die. Critically though, as a parent, a Will also sets out who should look after your children if you die. It is the only way you can appoint legal guardians for your children, should the worst happen.
With our Will writing service, aimed specifically at young families, you’ll be able to sleep soundly knowing your loved ones, and your assets, will be taken care of as you wish.
It’s a simple 4-step process to having a professionally written Will to protect your family
GET IN TOUCH
Get in touch today to ask us any questions you might have and to book an appointment.
During the 90 minute appointment, we will go through the Will writing options, within the law, with expert advice – applied to your situation.
REVIEW YOUR WILL
When we have built the draft Will we email it to you for checking (along with a plain English translation so that you know what the Will is trying to achieve).
When you are happy with the draft Will, we will post the bound and finalised Will for you to get signed in front of Witnesses – the Will is then legal and yours to keep safely or get stored.
Here are 5 reasons why parents need to make a Will
1: You choose who would look after your children.
Would you leave your children with no one to care for them for a day, a month or forever? No. A Will allows you to appoint your children’s guardians should both parents die before they are 18.
For unmarried couples, if the father’s name is not on the birth certificate, he might not get guardianship unless he is specifically appointed in a Will. Failing to appoint guardians means social services, and not family members, would make all the choices about your children. A Will is the only way to protect your children’s future.
2: You can make sure there’s money to care for your children
Bringing up children is expensive! You can specify how much of your wealth would be set aside specifically for your children, and how they, or their guardians, had access to that money.
3: You can specify where your wealth goes
Without a Will it may not go where you think. If you don’t have a Will in place, your assets (property/life insurance/valuables etc) may not go where you want them to. Especially if you are not married to your partner.
4: You choose your executors and/or trustees
Your executor or trustee is responsible for carrying out your financial wishes when you die. If you have children, your trustee would look after and invest the money until your children were 18 or over.
5: You can leave specific gifts to the people you choose
Who gets the family heirlooms? What charities are important to you? Do you want to leave any money to friends or more distant family members? Writing a Will is the only way to ensure these wishes are achieved.