3 reasons why newlyweds need a Will

Getting married is an exciting change, here are three ways a Will could protect your joint future and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.

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1. Provide peace of mind for your partner

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 partner through this process. 

Writing a Will with the Free Will Service can give your loved ones peace of mind knowing they are carrying out your exact wishes.

2. Ensuring your partner is looked after

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

It’s important to note that upon marriage, any previous Wills are automatically invalidated. If you’re planning on getting married soon, you and your partner can make a Will in contemplation of marriage to ensure they are still valid after marriage.

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 one is 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. Writing a Will ensures your assets will go directly to the people and the 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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