We’re proud to host
Update Your Will Week 2024

This year, Update Your Will Week 2024 will take place between 4th – 10th March to encourage more people to update their will and ensure their wishes are carried out when they die.


Why is having an up to date will important?

Having an up to date, well-drafted will is crucial in ensuring your wishes are carried out in the way you’d like when you die. Knowing that you have chosen what you want to happen can also help ease distress for loved ones left behind and minimise potential disputes.

If you die without a will, any assets that belonged to you must be distributed according to the strict rules of intestacy – which may not be how you expect or would want your estate to be shared.

It’s never too early to make your will, as long as you’re over the age of 18 years old.


How often should I update my will?

Lifetime Lawyers recommend that wills are reviewed and updated every five years, or when a major change occurs that impacts you or your loved ones.

For example, a marriage or civil partnership, divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, a new birth, a death in your family, or if you or one of your beneficiaries has obtained a Gender Recognition Certificate.


What should I do if I want to make changes to an existing will or create a new will?

It’s important to speak to an experienced legal professional, such as an Accredited Lifetime Lawyer, as they’ll be able to advise on your unique, individual circumstances.

Our lawyers give specialist, tailored support and advice. They do this with extra care, empathy, and attention.

They’re committed to finding the best outcome for you. Taking the necessary time to listen to what you need and supporting you to make your own legal decisions. 

Don’t leave the conversation until it’s too late and make sure your wishes are laid out for the future.