It’s not something that any of us like to think about, but making a will is a really important way to ensure that your loved ones are cared for when you are no longer around.
Although you may not yet have thought about making a will it is important to do so, so that things are easier for your family after your death.
Needless to say, most people’s first priority is taking care of their family. Once you are confident that adequate provision has been made for those close to you – have you thought about making a difference to a charity close to your heart? APEC is working to improve the management and awareness of Pre-eclampsia especially for mothers-to-be and their un born babies ‘ by leaving a legacy you can be a part of that.
If you would like to leave the charity a legacy in your will, there are 3 ways you can do so:
- Pecuniary – this is when you set a specific sum of money aside. The major thing to consider with this is the rate of inflation.
- Residual – this is the remainder of your estate once everyone else has been taken care of.
- Specific – when you set aside a specific item for the charity. This could include a painting or a piece of jewellery for example.
Always ensure that the person making your will is qualified to do so – your solicitor for example. You don’t have to tell anyone what is in your will and you are free to change it at any time – please think about APEC when the time comes to make your decisions.