How to Make a Will
There are a number of ways of making a will. Firstly, you could write your own – maybe with the aid of one of the DIY Will kits which are widely available nowadays. Of course, the main thing to bear in mind is that there is the potential for disaster this way, as there will be nobody to ensure that you have done it properly. Unless your affairs are very simple to put in order, as mistakes are easy to make and small errors can have enormous consequences in matters such as these – especially if they are not discovered until after it is too late for you to set them straight.
Another possibility is to have your will drafted by a solicitor. This method has its positive side – solicitors are well-regulated and are experts in the field, as well as being well-insured in case they should do anything wrong throughout the process. However, the downside is that this process can be lengthy and expensive – maybe worth it for those whose financial situations are incredibly complex, but for many people it could be considered an unnecessary extravagance.
Professional Will writers
You also have the option of going to a professional Will writer. These people will generally charge far less to draft your Will than a solicitor would, but because the industry is unregulated it’s important that you do your research before deciding who to go with. Look into their experience, their qualifications, how long they have been in business and whether they are paying for insurance cover in case they should get it wrong.
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