January 6, 2017

New Year’s Resolution: Writing a Will

This post was written by: Jenna Dunstall

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Writing a Will for your New Year’s Resolution…

Happy New Year one and all!  We hope you enjoyed the festivities and that you are now focused on the year ahead and the New Year resolutions are underway!

2016 was a year to remember for many people around the world:  The UK voted to leave the European Union, Britain smashed the Rio Olympics and brought home 67 medals (27 golds!), Donald Trump won the Presidential Election, the Queen turned 90 and much more.

One thing that 2016 will also be remembered for, is the shocking amount of celebrity deaths that took place; some great people and legends that will be truly missed, including David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Sir Terry Wogan, Paul Daniels, Ronnie Corbett, David Gest, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Pete Burns, George Michael, Andrew Sachs, Liz Smith, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and sadly many more.  Our thoughts go out to all their loved ones.

When we hear about so many deaths, we tend to reflect.  We cannot avoid death, but when it comes it is helpful if we can be as prepared as possible.  One thing that we can do to help us prepare is put a Will in place. This will ensure that when we are gone and no longer have a voice, that our wishes are carried out and our loved ones are well looked after.  Not having a Will can create uncertainty and confusion for our loved ones, which is completely avoidable. So make a resolution to get your Will done this year.

Should you wish to discuss your situation and would like to put a Will in place, or simply wish to review your Will, then we shall be pleased to assist. Please do not hesitate to contact Jenna Dunstall, the head of our Wills and Probate Department, to arrange a convenient appointment.