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The importance of updating your existing will Soho

If you have a will Soho, but have nor reviewed it for some time, it is a good idea to do so. There may be some important updates that require your will to be amended.

Personal circumstances often change and your will needs to reflect this. Having an up to date will is just as important as writing a will in the first place.

Wills often need to be renewed when the following life changes occur:

  • Change in marital status - if you get divorced or remarried
  • You start a family
  • You adopt children
  • You move to a new home
  • If you have an executer, guardian, beneficiary or trustee who either dies or relinquishes their role
  • A significant increase or decrease to the value of your home property
  • When your children reach 18 years of age and can now manage their own financial affairs
  • You would like to include more people in your will
  • You want to remove people from your will
  • You want to leave money to a charity

A will is a document that specifies the individuals who inherit your property once you die. You can write your will at any point in your life regardless of your age. Life is ever-changing, and it is reasonable to need to change your information. You may buy more property that was not in the original will or have more children. Changing a will is not a difficult task because of having the option to either update, modify or even revoke it entirely as long as you are in a good mental state. Below are tips on how to update your will.

If any of these changes do happen them we do advise that you update your will as soon as possible. This is to ensure that your family and loved ones are all covered by the new changes. It is also highly recommended that you review your will at least every five years, to ensure that it is up to date.

If changes or update need to be done then we can help you. You will not be able to amend the existing will yourself, once it has been witnessed and signed. Instead, you will need to make what is called a ‘council’, which is an official alteration to the will. This is often done when minor changes need to be made. In essence, the council is a legal document that will allow you to make any changes that are necessary.

Our team of local will writing professionals can come to your home, at a time that is convenient for you, and complete all of the necessary paperwork. We will make the entire process as easy as possible for you.

You will need to sign the codicil and have it witnessed by two witnesses as well as yourself, just as you did for the original will. But we will guide you through the whole process. If you need to make a considerable amount of changes to your will, then sometimes we do recommend that it is often easier to write a new will.

Once again, we can help you through this process. To find out more information about updating an existing will, please do give us a call today.

The first step in changing a will is to identify what you want to update. The changes can be simple such as adding a child or a spouse while others may be complex such as changing the beneficiaries to the property. Proper clarification of the changes is crucial, and that is why you need the support of registered solicitors who have a deep understanding of family law.The team of solicitors have a physical address or you can reach them via Email.

Tips for Changing a Will:

The first step in changing a will is to identify what you want to update. The changes can be simple such as adding a child or a spouse while others may be complex such as changing the beneficiaries to the property. Proper clarification of the changes is crucial, and that is why you need the support of registered solicitors who have a deep understanding of family law.The team of solicitors have a physical address or you can reach them via Email.

The method you choose depends on the complexity of the required edits. Small changes will only need a codicil, that is a separate document stating the changes and attached to the original document. Some of the issues that you can address using a codicil include an addition of a beneficiary who gets married or changing the executor. More complex changes such as the change of the family members entitled to the inheritance may require a new will. It is wise to consult a registered legal professional who will offer their legal expertise on the subject.Most experts also offer their services via Email.

With the help of a Solicitor team or any other law professional, you can write down your desired changes either in a codicil or a new will. You are required to clarify that the paper is a document is your last codicil to the will and add the date you made the changes. For a new will, you use the same will format and a date when you wrote the new will.

For a will to be enforceable by law, it must be signed by the testator and at least two witnesses. This section also requires the support of a solicitor.The attorney will keep a copy of the document and also act as a witness. You can vist the office of an attorney on near you or contact them via Email if you have their Address. Instead of having to visit an office, you get legal advice about inheritance through your email address or phone contact any day of the week. Another option is to give your house address or office email address to the will writing professionals who can vist your house at any time of the week.

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