A recent survey has showed that over 75% of adults in the UK are without a will.
The most common reason for this is that we believe it will pass to our spouse/partner or children automatically. This is not true.
If you haven't done so already, make a will. This will allow your assets (your home, jewellery, etc) to be passed on to the people you want, in the way you want.
If you die without making a will, your wealth could go to the person you least want to have it, such as a distant relative or ex-spouse. And your family could lose out, often to the taxman.
Alternatively, if you already have a will then make sure it is upto date. Are there grandchildren which now need including?
Also make sure it is as tax efficient as possible - perhaps consider gifts, placement of investments into trusts or gifts out of normal expenditure.
At McKenzies we will draft your will and if necessary help you organise your wealth in the most tax efficient way.
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