Family in your wills

Online Will Writing Blog Article
Family Wills
Table of Contents
    Add a header to begin generating the table of contents

    If you want to put family in your wills, there’s often a concern that their wealth and assets may go to your children’s partner or spouses.

    Even in basic wills reasons that this may occur can be reduced by writing in a clause that ensures that, if your child pre-deceases you, then their children will inherit the share that would have gone to the child if they were still alive.

    We do this by including some wording using a bit of legal Latin “per stirpes” which literally means “by branch” but in law refers to the bloodline branch so the inheritance follows the bloodline down to the next generation.

    You can write this into your wills even if your children have no children of their own at the time of you writing your will so that when they do have their own children they are automatically catered for.

    If you’d like to further ensure that your grandchildren will benefit from your estate after your own children have inherited from you during their lifetime and then passed away this can be achieved by the use of a Discretionary Trust in your wills. These can last for up to 125 years and can be written to make sure that only your bloodline, down as many generations as the trust exists, are the beneficiaries, not their partners or spouses.

    Basic and online wills usually include the “per stirpes” clause described so you don’t have to spend lets to protect your own family bloodline in your wills.

    New Baby

    If you’d like to discuss protecting your assets and keeping them in the family then please feel free to email or call us and we’ll be happy to talk you through how we can help. We’re also able to offer advice on the inclusion of trusts in your wills.

    Share this post

    Matt Walkden Will Writer

    About Matt Walkden

    I am a Professional Will Writer and I offer a small number of other products that complement my Will Writing such as Lasting Power of Attorneys (LPA’s), Fixed Price Estate Administration, often called Probate and some Property Products such as changing a family home from Joint owners to Tenants in Common.

    Contact An Expert Today

    Pay by Card or PayPal

    Read why over 13,000 people have written a will with us...

    As well as the many hundreds of times our clients recommend us to their friends and families, please read what some of them have written to us and said…

    “They really do cover everything thoroughly and provide comprehensive supporting information with friendly and empathetic telephone support, during what could be for some people, a traumatic process. I am so pleased thatI found them whilst doing a lot of research online and I can now rest assured that my legacy is in safe hands.”
    Mrs R. Dow, Cornwall
    “I’m very impressed with the service that your company has offered and how quick and hassle free the process has been. I will definitely recommend your service to my family and friends.”
    Miss D. Blakley – Kent
    “Please be assured that I have found your service to be nothing short of exceptional and will have no hesitation in recommending yourselves to anyone considering making a Will.”
    Mr A. Sharp, Cornwall

    Worked with us recently? Leave us a review.

    Latest Blog Posts

    When it comes to your peace of mind and your family’s welfare, the right time is now. Take a few moments to start the process of creating your will today and receive the first draft in as little as 48 hours.

    Deceased Estate Online Will Services

    Deed of Variation

    Deed of Variation and the three main ways that they can be used to protect assets and reduce Inheritance Tax
    Read More
    Will Writing Guardians

    The Importance of Family Will Writing

    Many people, especially young families, postpone family will writing. Maybe it is because it may seem unpleasant, far off, or it appears as a physical ...
    Read More
    Town Houses Blog

    Your Home

    Make Sure the Right People Inherit Your Home For most of us these days our home is our biggest asset. And with mortgage interest rate ...
    Read More