This week I'm delighted to feature the first of a series of guest blog posts about the importance of making a will when you have children from Linda Fisher of Will Management Services.
If you have children but do not have a Will, and if either one or both parents die, any children under the age of 18 may become wards of the court until guardians are appointed.
Let’s assume both parents die at the same time without Wills in which guardians have been nominated and both sets of grandparents feel they have equal right to become the children’s guardians. The state then becomes involved and until the situation isresolved, the children may become a ward of court.
Imagine how much more upsetting this would be for a child at a time when the death of a parent would already be causing an enormous amount of distress and anguish.
The solution is easy – write your Will – nominate guardians for all your children who are under 18 years of age and YOU decide who will look after your children in the event that you are not there to do so yourself.
WMS is a member of The Society of Will Writers, professionally trained and regulated by them.
Our offices are in the centre of Taunton, and we offer a low cost will writing and storage service.
For further information or to make an appointment please contact us at 49/50 East Street, Taunton or by telephoning 01823 336265.
Linda Fisher, Will Management Services.