3 reasons why you need an up-to-date Will

A change in your personal circumstances is a great time to write or update your Will.

Here are three ways writing or updating your Will with Cancer Research UK will provide peace of mind and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.

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1. Provide peace of mind

Dealing with someone’s estate after they died without a Will can be stressful. What would they have wanted? That’s the question most people are left asking themselves. A Will supports your love ones through this process. 

2. Protecting your family

There is no one-size-fits-all plan. If you are recently separated, recently married, considering buying a house, having children or simply upgrading your car, it’s important to have an up-to-date Will in place.

People often think that they don’t have enough assets or savings for a Will but in reality it can cover much more, such as your funeral plans, appointing parental guardians (if you have children) and dividing out personal possessions. Ensure your loved ones are protected by using our Free Will Service.

3. Leaving a lasting legacy

After you’ve taken care of your loved ones, you may wish to leave a share of your estate, also known as a residuary gift, or a sum of money to Cancer Research UK. Gifts in Wills are vital to Cancer Research UK, funding one third of our life-saving work and they are critical to creating a future where everyone survives cancer.

If you don’t have a Will, your estate would be divided up following something called the laws of intestacy, read more about this law. This is similar to a flowchart that defines where your money goes. By writing a Will and keeping it up-to-date, you can ensure your assets will go directly to the people and causes that mean the most to you.

Write your Will today with our Free Will Service and together we will beat cancer.

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Write or update your Will with one of our nationwide partnered solicitors.

Most of our solicitors can offer guidance over the phone, please contact the firm directly for more information.

or call our team on 0300 123 7733

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Create your simple Will over the phone with Co-op Legal Services. Available in England and Wales.

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