Families of a child with a disability urged not to overlook making a Will

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Let’s face it – making a Will isn’t the most enjoyable or exciting topic of discussion, and for many of us it can still be a taboo or even uncomfortable subject to talk about.

If you have a child with a disability, it's even more important because it can make all the difference between all your hard-earned money being quickly eroded by the local authority or you having the peace of mind of knowing you have protected both your child and your money.

Partner at Buckles Solicitors LLP, Sarah Westwood from the Stamford branch explains: “We realise that Will-making can be a difficult subject to approach at the best of times, but it is even more important when you have a child with a disability to legally secure their future.

“If you leave your child out of your Will or leave their share to another relative to ‘look after’, you risk the local authority making a claim against your estate to be awarded your child's ‘share’ (or the relative may divorce in which case that money will be treated as theirs).

“Instead, by having the right structure in your Will, we can show you how to make sure your estate and your child have the best of both worlds - by protecting your money and making sure it is always there to benefit your child.

“Wills can do SO much more than it says on the tin, but not all Wills are created equal. Make sure yours does what you need it to.”

For more information or to arrange a no obligation chat, please contact Paul Belliere-Wilson or Sarah Westwood on 01780 484570, or visit www.buckles-law.co.uk.

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