Updating or Changing Your Will

Updating or changing your will

Ensuring that your Will is in place and up to date will give you peace of mind for you and those who you leave behind, while also ensuring that the Government does not decide how your assets are distributed.

It is important to keep your Will up to date to ensure it reflects your current wishes and circumstances. You should ideally review your Will every time a ‘life-event’ occurs, examples include:

  • A change in financial circumstances
  • A death in the family
  • A change in tax laws
  • Marriage
  • You have children or grandchildren

Major changes might require a completely new Will. However, minor additions such as leaving a gift to Rainbows can be made using a separate document called a codicil. Please click below for a simple codicil which you can take to your solicitor.

Want to change your will? Download our codicil form:

Download Codicil Form

A Will is an important legal document and unless you have the necessary expertise it is very easy for complications to arise at a later date. We therefore recommend that you contact a solicitor or professional advisor who can draw up the document according to your wishes.

There are many firms of solicitors who can help you compose or amend your Will. A professional advisor will ensure not only that your estate is distributed as you would wish, but also that you have minimised your taxable contribution, leaving more for family, friends and good causes.

Rainbows does not recommend a particular firm of solicitors but, for people wishing to choose a solicitor, we do recommend contacting The Law Society. This impartial, independent organisation operates a free ‘Find a Solicitor’ service, which can be contacted using the following details.

Tel: 020 7242 1222

Email: Contact Online

Website: http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/find-a-solicitor/

Never write on your Will or you will make it invalid.