Having a will is essential if you want to ensure that your wishes are properly
carried out after your death. If you die without having a legally valid
will in place, your property will be administered intestate. Often in these
circumstances, neither you, nor your family or loved ones will have control
over what happens to it.
As your last will and testament, your will is a written document similar to a contract. Your will legally binds the estate executor(s) in acting according to your explicit wishes. These wishes may include details of who inherits your property, who is guardian to your minor children, and who administers your estate (ie, who is appointed the executor).
We recommend that you appoint an attorney to help you draft a legally binding will. If the will is unclear or poorly drafted, then it may be unenforceable or even void. In addition, the author or drafting party of the will cannot be cross-examined in a court to determine the true intent if it was poorly drafted. For this reason it must be drafted with the utmost care.
We can help you to draft your will properly, giving you and your family peace of mind that your wishes will be properly executed after your death. Our wills service includes a consultation, drafting a tailored will, convenient reminders to update your will bi-annually and lifelong storage of the will.
For more information about why wills are important, visit our Services page, or contact us for more detail.