A Will is so important, there can be all sorts of disputes with family, especially step families. If the deceased did not specify their intentions in a will, their home could be inherited by someone else’s children rather than their own, a former partner for example. In some occasions, social services have to put children into care if no provision has been made. An estate may have to pay excessive or unnecessary legal fees which could have been avoided. These factors add stress, add financial worries and cause additional delays which lengthens the time people need to cope and heal. There are many implications for employees at work.
When there is a Will in place, wishes are considered, documented and are respected after someone dies. Executors have been nominated, guardians have been appointed, gifts to loved ones or charity have been considered, homes are protected, costly legal fees and excessive inheritance tax is mitigated which protects homes and beneficiaries.