The importance of having a Will and keeping it updated is the topic of a free seminar at the Butterfly House at Castle Garden, Sherborne, Dorset, on March 6. Entitled Proactive Planning for the Future, the seminar brings together specialist advice from Dyne Drewett solicitors and Castleton Financial Planning, and aims to dispel some common misconceptions about making a Will.
Rebecca Beresford from Dyne Drewett (pictured above right), says: “Making a Will is one of the most important things that people can do to protect the future of their loved ones and yet three quarters of the UK population die without one. This can very often lead to unintended consequences, for example unfairness for children from a previous relationship, as there is no guarantee that the surviving spouse will provide for them. This seminar plans to address this and other issues, such as lasting powers of attorney and inheritance tax, and changes that have taken place to the law over the past few years.
“Oddly, making a Will increases your life expectancy by four years. The average age of someone who dies intestate is four years younger than someone who has a made a Will, so there really is no excuse for not getting on with it!”
To book your place at the seminar, contact Hollie Wright by email [email protected] or call 01935 813691.