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Why should I make a Will?

By 1st February 2024Wills

A very common question. So many responses spring to mind when I think of this question. We all have very different lives, with priorities shifting and changing all the time. The one piece of feedback I often receive is that, even once we’ve just started the process, clients feel REASSURED. Making a Will is often the bottom of the ‘to do’ list, but people deep down know that it’s more than wise to get on and make one.

Illuminate Legal is a client focused firm. I speak from many years of experience in this field, which enables me to tailor my advice to each client I meet. You are my focus, not me. Each family looks different, everyone has different assets and needs. Sadly, the one thing we have in common is that we won’t always be here. Discussing death shouldn’t scare us, because we know it will happen. We just don’t know when and often our fears for the future are for our loved ones, not ourselves. I know this is the case for me and many of my clients.

Control, clarity, certainty……..they are all words I would use to describe the benefits of setting aside time to prepare a Will (or review one you made some years ago, maybe when life looked somewhat different). The rules of intestacy (what happens when someone dies without a Will) do not provide for unmarried partners. They do not provide for step-children. They do not provide for scenarios where an adult child lives at home with their parents and others perhaps don’t; what happens to this child if the parents die or require care? Making a Will can address all these issues and also the time to stop, think and review how best to prepare for the future.

All clients are offered home visits, at a time to suit and remote appointments are available for those further afield.

I would be delighted to assist you get started with this vital ‘life admin’ job. Please drop me a line at or call on 07508 082415 to get the ball rolling.

Rebecca Reid

Author Rebecca Reid

She is an experienced and well-regarded private client specialist solicitor providing high quality legal advice in the field of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate and Elderly Client issues.

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