The truth is anyone who has any assets needs a Will. If you own assets in multiple countries, or are an expat, you need a Will in every jurisdiction you have assets in. If you have family or someone who depends on you, you need a Will.
Why? If you die without a Will, you will die intestate. That means that the Law of the country you reside and have assets in will decide how your life’s work and wealth will be distributed, not you. That includes not only your house, investments, but also what happens to your children, business or even pets.
Having a Will, regardless of your age or marital status, is an integral part of any comprehensive financial plan (and Estate Plan). A Will is a legal document that consists of your wishes regarding the distribution of your property and the care of any minor children.
Creating a Will, which can include instructions on Guardianship of minors and a Power of Attorney, is especially important if you have children or other family members who depend on you financially, or if you want to leave something to people outside of your immediate family.
Soteria Trusts is an affiliate member of the UK Society of Will Writers. Your Wills and other fiduciary documents will be drafted by a member of our fiduciary team in line with the SWW Code of Conduct www.willwriters.com/about-us/code-of-practice/
Mirror Wills(you + your spouse or partner)
Once you have made a Will, appointed Guardians as necessary and executed an LPA, you have taken care of your basic fiduciary and protection needs. Depending on your nationality and the complexity of your affairs, your next step in Estate Planning may include asset protection in the form of inheritance tax mitigation strategies, such as setting up a Trust, a Pension, or a Family Investment Company.
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