Making a Will and Appointing an Executor
Making a Will and appointing an Executor for your estate are tasks which are very often put off – until it’s too late. Yet, once you’ve drawn up a will, and decided on an Executor, you can get on with the business of living, free from the worry that your family will have to sort things out after you’ve gone.
At Linda George Family Law, we can help you put a Will in place to make sure that your final wishes are carried out should the worst happen.
Making a Will
Making a Will ensures that your final wishes are taken care of in the event of your death. It also helps your family through a difficult time without the added stress and burden of having to decide what you would have wanted. For this reason, a Will is one of the best gifts you can leave them – yet, most people in Scotland still don’t have a Will in place. Are you one of them?
Linda George Family Law can help you draw up a Will that will make sure your estate is divided up the way you would want it to be. But it’s not just for the large items like property and savings; a Will can take care of the smaller, more personal items too. We will also advise you on the succession laws of Scotland which outline who is entitled to a share of your estate.
Appointing an Executor
An executor is a person or organisation you appoint to make sure your wishes are carried out in the event of your death. Before you appoint a relative or a family friend to act as your Executor, you should ask yourself this – is it fair to burden this person with important tasks during what is likely to be a stressful time? Also, are they likely to have other commitments which will hinder their ability to act efficiently on your behalf? Here are just some of the tasks they are likely to be asked to take care of:
- Locating the Will and making sure your wishes are carried out
- Registering your death
- Contacting life assurance companies and any other pertinent organisations
- Paying any debts owed from your estate
Linda George Family law can work with you to help you decide on your appointed Executor.
To book an appointment to discuss making a will or appointing an Executor, call our Hamilton office on 01698 459200, or our Lanark office on 01555 709918. Once it’s done you can get on with the business of living.
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