Becoming a parent is one of the most exciting times of your life and, with baby’s first Christmas on the horizon, making a Will is going to be the last thing on your mind.
Yet it is probably the most important thing you can do to make sure your baby is provided for and cared for by the people you would choose if anything should happen to you.
“No one likes to think about dying, especially when you’ve just started a family and you’re looking forward to your first Christmas together,” says Joshua Williams, a solicitor with leading south east law firm Furley Page. “But the fact that you are now entirely responsible for another person’s life should make you sit back and consider your own affairs and ensure they are in order.
“If you die without a Will, it’s the law that decides who gets what. But for new parents, making a Will isn’t just about money – it’s also about deciding who should look after your children if you die and making proper financial arrangements for them as they grow up,” adds Joshua, who specialises in drafting Wills.
A Will can help new parents in several ways, to make sure that your growing family is taken care of:
Joshua adds: “This is the perfect time to sit down and make a Will, before life becomes too hectic chasing around after a toddler or preparing for any new siblings.
“Not only will it make things so much easier for the people you leave behind, but it will give you complete peace of mind knowing that your children and partner will be taken care of according to your wishes if anything happens to you.”
For further help and advice on preparing a Will, contact Joshua Willams on 01227 274241.
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