Tim Henwood talks about the importance of wills
Yesterday, Tim Henwood, who is responsible for the Estates, Wills, Trusts, and Probate department at MannBenham Advocates, spoke to Manx Radio with Hospice Isle of Man on Late Lunch about the importance of making a will and some of the ways to leave legacies to charities. Tim, with his many years of experience, covered three main areas to ensure everything runs smoothly whilst writing and then executing a will.
Firstly, the real need to ensure that you have a proper will in place, a formal legal document to make sure all your wishes are carried out as intended. Secondly, to make sure that the will is professionally done and not one written at home, but expert legal advice is sought on bringing everything together to ensure there are no unexpected issues or risks of things not going to plan. And finally, decide on the manner in which your estate will be distributed and written in a way that will avoid unnecessary changes in the future.
You can see the video of the Late Lunch discussion here: Manx Radio YouTube
Tim, in his role as advocate, and trust and estate practitioner, at MannBenham primarily focuses on advising clients, drafting and implementing the requisite documents, structures and planning requirements, as well as managing trusts, and mental health and deceased estates for clients. He strongly believes in getting to know a client executors and the family first and foremost, understanding their needs and requirements for their estate when the time comes, and then ensuring a structure is in place to effectively implement all clients wishes and requirements.
Although not covered in the radio discussion, Tim also works in the field of mental capacity particularly with respect to enduring powers of attorney and receivership matters. With his caring demeanour he is well placed to talk with you on delicate matters of health and mental capacity.
As a leading professional in his field, Tim has a vast knowledge and experience of working with wills, estates, powers of attorney and probate matters. So, if you have a question or want to know more then please email us at email@example.com or call us on 01624 639350 to arrange your initial no commitments consultation.