It is a good idea to ask a professional for help when you are writing your will, and it is not very expensive to hire someone for this task. You will receive help putting together a will that is free of confusion, and will most clearly reflect what you desire.
Your local Law Society can provide contact information for solicitors in your area. The Institute of Professional Willmakers is another good society and will also be able to provide you with local resources.
Before you visit a solicitor, it is a good idea to put together a preliminary written account of all your assets, and how you want them distributed upon your death. Professional solicitors will be able to articulate your desires very clearly, and also provide you with information on limiting inheritance taxes. The solicitor can also assist in creating a trust for your beneficiaries, protect the wealth of your family, and look after one of your beneficiaries if necessary.
The greater the value of your assets, the more you have to lose if you do not have a clearly worded will.
A Mirror Will
A mirror will is a set of two near identical wills created by spouses that name each other the primary beneficiary of the others assets. Other beneficiary stipulations can be set in the will as desired.
Who’s in charge when I die
Your next of kin and your executor(s) are in charge when you die. If you have no will or no close relatives there can sometimes be complications.
Should I make a will
By making a Will you will ensure that your assets, no matter how small, are distributed in line with your wishes.
Making a Will
A will sets out how your estate (your assets) should be distributed, and names an executor(s) to take care of this task. A will is only valid if your signature has been witnessed by 2 adults who are not beneficiaries of the will in anyway.