A carefully drafted Will is the most important part of your estate planning. But don’t assume that it is so easy that you can do it yourself. It may well be so, but the person best qualify to tell you that is your solicitor. So make sure you get proper professional advice to ensure that your Will achieves what you want it to do effectively. You also want to make sure that you avoid disputes by beneficiaries over your Will by ensuring there is complete clarity in the provisions. Don’t forget that with professional help you can also arrange gifts in your Will in the most tax-efficient way.
If you already have a Will you should give it a health check to ensure that it is tax-efficient and also meets your current wishes. If your circumstances or those of your beneficiaries have changed since you made your Will you will need to review it and, if necessary, make a new Will to take account of your changed circumstances.
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