Writing a Will

As a prepaid funeral plan provider, Empathy UK are nestled at an important juncture within the funeral industry. We maintain extensive contacts with funeral directors primarily, as well as a host of other industry experts. Furthermore, as experts in dealing with bereavement and loss, all our staff are trained to deal with customers with added empathy. Thus, as part of our commitment to the care of our customers, we provide a free will writing service to all of our plan holders. If you are an existing funeral plan holder, please contact us to avail this service. However, if you are not an Empathy UK funeral plan holder, we’re still here to help. In this post, we’ll offer some tips on writing a will.

Government Overview

The UK government advises that it is a will that allows you to decide what happens to your money, property and possessions after your death. As part of the preliminary advice, the government also states that it is by making a will that you can ensure you do not pay more Inheritance Tax than is necessary. Thirdly, while a will can be written by one’s self, if your financial matters are not straightforward, then it’s best to get some professional advice on writing a will. Also, the government advises, a will must be formally witnessed and signed, in order for it to be legally valid. Any updates or amendments to an existing will must be made in the form of a ‘codicil’, to which the same as the above applies. Finally, if you die without a will then the law will decide who gets what.

At Empathy UK Prepaid Funeral Plans, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Whether you’re an existing plan holder, are interested in purchasing a funeral plan or would like some advice, our staff are here to help.

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