6 reasons why you might want to change your will

You may have written your will already, but that doesn't always mean your needs and wishes are always going to stay the same. In fact, most lawyers recommend reviewing your will every 2 to 3 years.

We know it can be tempting to put off writing your will for as long as possible. It feels easier to wait until you’ve bought the dream house, you have the right partner, had your first child and achieved everything you had planned in life, before writing a will you'll inevitably have to change.

But we never know what's around the corner, and not changing your will as things in your life change, can leave all your hard-earned assets, and the people you want to inherit them, vulnerable.

Rather than changing your will we prefer to think of it as upgrading đź’…

Think of your will as a living document that grows and changes alongside you with every major life change. This can take the pressure off trying to future proof every decision! 

How to change your will

A traditional way to change a will is to use a codicil 

A codicil is a document that alters part of your existing will but leaves the rest of the will intact. You can have a solicitor or other legal professional write your codicil for you, or you can write one yourself. 

Lawyers recommend you create a new will for changes involving more than 10% of your estate

But bear in mind that even with legal guidance codicils can be tricky to get right. They also run the risk of being lost as it’s another legal document that must be kept track of.

Farewill offers a subscription for unlimited changes for just ÂŁ10 a year

So when your life changes all you have to do is log back into your account, and adjust your previous will accordingly.

Then we can send you a new copy of your will to be signed, witnessed and stored. Simple.

Whether that’s splitting your estate between 2 children instead of 1. Or making sure the new puppy goes to your best mate- not your sister with the expensive off-white sofas. 

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