With National Wills Week around the corner, September is the ideal time to get your will drafted.
From 13 to 17 September 2021, you will be able to get a basic will drafted free of charge at participating practices across the country.
A will is one of the most essential documents you will create in your lifetime. Not having a valid will can leave a lasting impact on your loved ones, leading to unexpected costs and additional suffering for a grieving family.
Why you need a will:
Drafting a will (and keeping it updated) gives you peace of mind. It helps protect your hard-earned possessions and ensures your assets are secured for your loved ones after your death.
Creating a will allows you to clearly list your wishes and remove any confusion surrounding your funeral arrangements, final rites and the future of your assets. It also has the added benefit of easing the burden on your family during an already difficult time.
Wills are especially important if you have minor children or serve as the primary caregiver for an elderly or special needs family member. Your will can provide clarity for their future wellbeing and guarantee they are taken care of in a safe and loving environment.
How to create a will:
While standardised templates do exist, every family is different. That’s why it’s best to have your will drafted by a professional who can guide you and provide personalised advice that’s right for you and your loved ones.
In addition to your savings and inheritance, professionally drafted wills will also take into consideration specifics that we don’t often think about – like the money in your bank account at the time of your passing.
Things to remember:
As important as drafting a will is, it is equally important that your family is able to access it when you are no longer around. Secure your will safely and leave clear instructions about its location to avoid any confusion or delays.
Don’t undo what you’ve worked a lifetime for by failing to draw up a legally binding will. While it’s tough to think about death and the pain that comes from the unknown, taking the time to make the uncomfortable decisions today ensures your family won’t have to worry tomorrow.
With Vuka Legacy, you have the benefit of a free professional will drafting service that you can access all year round.
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