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Time to Review Your Will

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Time to Review Your Will

A Will is one of those legal documents that you could simply file away and forget about. But if it’s to do its job properly, it must be up-to-date. Keeping your Will relevant as time goes by is really important.

So we recommend reviewing it every few years to make sure that it's up-to-date. Its essential that the will reflects your current wishes; things can and do change in quite a short space of time and your will should be changed accordingly. Reviewing your Will is particularly important when a significant life event happens. A new house, a marriage or the birth of a new child, for example. These things can significantly alter the shape of your estate and you should make sure your Will is keeping up. It’s a simple case of popping in to see us and letting us know what's new.

Remember too that changes of government policies, new laws and major events such as Brexit can have a huge impact on your position. We’ll advise you on any changes that you should think about making to your Will as a result of changes in regulatory and legal areas. It really can be very straightforward to make some simple amendments.

At the end of the day, we know that if you've gone to the time, cost and effort of making a Will in the first place, keeping it right up to date will give you the peace of mind you deserve.

If you've made a Will already, either with Hedges Law or another solicitor, or if perhaps you've drawn up your own, do let us know if you'd like us to take a look at if for you. You can call our Wills team on 01491 839839 or email hello@hedgeslaw.co.uk.