Why do I need a Will?

Why do I need a Will?

You can decide who will inherit what from your estate A Will is a legal document that takes effect once you die. Anyone in Scotland can write a Will from age 12. When you die everything you own, and all the debts you owe, are regarded as your ‘estate’. If you die without leaving a…

Why having a will (even a simple one) is better than dying without a will

Why having a will (even a simple one) is better than dying without a will

Why having a will (even a simple one) is better than dying without a will Making a will can seem difficult, and the temptation to put it off until “another day” may be great. There are numerous justifications offered for not drafting a will, many of them are founded on false presumptions or a failure…

Making decisions about our bodies for both life and death

Making decisions about our bodies for both life and death

Making decisions about our bodies is a critical component of estate planning. There are various areas where a person can prepare in advance to present information about their preferences, allowing their requests to be honoured in the end. Failure to carry out such future planning can result in various default legislation taking effect, which may…

The importance of sorting your Will in the times of coronavirus

According to the Law Society, the number of people looking to write new Wills in the UK has risen by at least 30 per cent following the outbreak of coronavirus. Nevertheless, the process of creating and amending Wills relies heavily on face-to-face interaction, which makes the government measures to stay at home and self-isolate more…

Who can witness my Will with social distancing measures in place?

In light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you will likely have numerous questions about how this could impact your estate planning. Now, more than ever, it is vital to check that all of your documents, especially your Will, are up to date and reflect your current life circumstances. At Simplicity Legal, we are here…