Top 10 tips before making your will – No 2. Who are the beneficiaries?

16th March 2015

A carefully drafted will can address all your concerns and put your mind to rest about what will happen after you die. Before making your will, you may have many questions about what it can include and how your loved ones are to be provided for. You may have been married before and have children from different relationships to provide for, you may want to appoint guardians for your children, plan your funeral arrangements or even decide what will happen to your pets.

In this series of guides, Shelly Wainwright, wills and probate lawyer at Ansons Solicitors in Lichfield and Cannock, Staffordshire, gives her top 10 tips for making a will.

2. Who are the beneficiaries?

The beneficiaries of your will are the people who will inherit from you.

You can name anyone you wish to be the beneficiaries of your will. We will need their full names and addresses. If they are under the age of 18, you will need to say how old you want the person to be before they can receive their legacy. This is because they cannot receive their legacy until they are 18 years or older.

For further advice on what to include in your will, contact Shelly Wainwright in the wills and probate team on 01543 267 981 or email Ansons Solicitors has offices in Cannock and Lichfield, Staffordshire.