Online will writing survey shows clients are putting their assets at risk
A recent survey undertaken by Funeral Solution Expert found that nearly 70% of people who bought an online will did so on the basis that their affairs were simple. However after more thorough questioning, it was soon revealed that their affairs were much more complex than they had thought.
Complexities when writing a will can include aspects such as international assets, second or step families, dis-inherited children and digital assets. These are all common issues which crop up very frequently. They need to be discussed and agreed on when finalising a will.
Interestingly, the survey also found that some online will writing services made little effort to check that a person actually had sufficient capacity to make a will. This is an essential element of a will writer’s role and so it is predicted that the number of contested wills will continue to rise as a consequence. Will disputes are already up 50% from last year.
This survey, which questioned some 1500 individuals, highlights the importance of using a reputable solicitor for your will. You need to have a professional and holistic approach to ensure all of your wishes are recorded accurately and that the will is legally binding and can stand the test of time and challenge.
If you are looking to create or update your will then contact our experienced and professional will writing team today. We can work on a fixed fee basis and ensure you have peace of mind should the worst happen.
Call 01752 203500 today or email enquiries@GAsolicitors.com.