Making time to write a will
We spend our lives working to support ourselves and our loved ones, yet 57% of us do not have a will.
Many people are also unaware of the problems of dying without a will (intestate).
A will ensures that your wishes are clearly set out and eliminates any unnecessary distress for your loved ones.
Writing a will is easier than you may think, and as an RCN member you have direct access to RCN Law: an expert team of legal professionals here to guide you through the process, providing you with the peace of mind that your wishes are set out for the future.
A will is for everyone
You do not need to own a property or have significant wealth to protect the financial security of your loved ones.
In fact, probate is required when a persons assets are worth more than £5,000; this can include insurance policies and belongings. And, if you have young children, you choose who you wish to appoint as their responsible guardians.
A will gives you the control to select the people who will manage your affairs after your death, and you can set out your wishes for specific items or charity donations.
Wills are living documents
If you have already made your will, it is important to keep it up to date so it is still relevant and valid.
Have you recently been through a significant life event? For example, moving house, getting married, having children, or adopting? You may have become divorced, widowed or invested in a second home. You could have received a large bonus or a even experienced a downturn in your finances.
All of these situations would result in a change to your chosen beneficiaries.
Making a will is easier than you think
If you don’t have a will yet, don’t worry, RCN Law is here to support you. RCN Law provides a fast, efficient and friendly service at a discounted rate for RCN members. It also offers highly competitive rates for your family and friends.
Fees vary depending on the complexity of the documents and the size of the estate, but start at:
- Single will from £80 for RCN members (£99 for non-members) plus VAT.
- Joint will from £100 for RCN members (£125 non-members) plus VAT.
RCN Law will help ensure more of your wealth goes to your loved ones rather than the Government. Our team can help ensure the financial security of your estate and that your wishes are in place when you are not around.