When you have children, it is important you update your will because it offers you the peace of mind knowing that your child(ren) would be supported if an unfortunate event did take place – despite how unlikely it may well be.
Every parent will know that times begin to change once they have a child; your lives begin to become busy with everyday tasks and responsibilities – however we all know how no parent would ever change it for the world, as it is an amazing and indescribable experience. That being said, it can often mean that certain tasks are forgotten no matter what importance they hold, for example updating or even creating a will. When you have children, it is important you do this because it offers you the peace of mind knowing that your child(ren) would be supported if an unfortunate event did take place – despite how unlikely it may well be.
Wills are important, it is always important to be prepared for anything. Even if the thought is barely worth thinking about, it is important that you know what would happen with your belongings if something unfortunate were to occur. A will is a way of securing where your assets go when you one day no longer have control over them. On top of this, it can also account for how you wish for your children to be brought up (for example, who will look after them?) in a situation where you no longer could do so. Your will can cover your current children, and also any unborn children – so you can make sure that your entire family is protected no matter what happens. This kind of peace of mind only comes with a well written Will.
Wills are crucial; if you don’t have one then you can leave your family with further difficulty on top of the emotional scars that might never heal if such an unfortunate event were to happen. Wills allow you to share your belongings with your family and give them some items of yours that could hold very high sentimental value. If you didn’t have a Will then this opportunity is missed and photos they own may be all that they are left with. Without a will your child will also not have a certain guardian to go too, and it will all have to be figured out largely by law. As everyone knows, the law is general and in cases like this it may not be sensible to leave the decision of who your child’s guardian would be down to the law, for such a personal decision.
This can all be solved by creating a will and anyone can do it, and its not difficult. Although you can get cheap will packs or do wills online this is not advised, as these are legal documents and any mistake, no matter how small could have big implications later on. This is why it is always advised to speak to local will lawyers who have specialist knowledge of wills and local laws which could effect you.