For anyone who has Children under 18, a Will is an absolute necessity as it is used to appoint Guardians.
If you fail to appoint a guardian for your child and both you and the child’s other parent die, the Court will typically have to appoint a guardian. This may not have been the person you would have chosen yourself.
Within the Will you can also name minor children (under the age of 18) as beneficiaries. However, until those children become 18 years old, they will not directly receive any assets you designate for them. The
assets you leave to minor children can be put into a Trust and managed by whom you decide. In this way, minor children can receive the benefits of distributions from the Trust in the way that you decide but will not themselves control those distributions.
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Making a Will is an essential step to ensuring that your estate is dealt with as you wish. If you do not leave a Will in place, your estate and assets can be distributed by government measures meaning your loved ones may not inherit automatically.
There’s no wrong time to write one, and writing a Will as soon as possible, especially once you have kids, can help make sure your children will be provided and cared for exactly how you wish in case you or your partner were to die.