In our first guest article, Naomi Pinder from Catherine Higgins Law explains about the peace of mind that having a Will can bring.
"I think that most people know that they should make a Will, especially if they have young children who may need guardians or if they are older and want to make sure that their hard-earned assets pass to the people they want to benefit. However, most people don't actually get round to making a Will or perhaps write something themselves in the vain hope that their wishes will be followed.
This time of year is a time of new beginnings and it's a good time to put all those good intentions into place - including contacting your local solicitor to make the appointment to make your Will. The whole process should only take a couple of weeks from start to finish and then you'll have peace of mind which is priceless.
Legacy Liverpool encourages people making a Will to think about leaving a gift to charity. Family and dependants come first and this goes without saying, but after you've taken care of your family, you could make a gift to charity. This gift will benefit people you don't know and don't know you. It may be a gift to say a thank you for treatment or kindness shown to you during your lifetime or to help children or research into illness. You'll have your favourite good causes and a Will is a good way to make a gift with a real and lasting difference.
Contact me or your own solicitor to take action and make you Will, another thing ticked off the list and peace of mind that all your arrangements are in place."
Naomi Pinder is a solicitor at Catherine Higgins Law in Woolton and member of the Liverpool Law Society.