A valid and regularly updated will & testament is essential if you want to protect your interests and those of your heirs.
If you own a life insurance policy, remember to stipulate the beneficiaries of the policy in your Will and on your policy. If your policy does not have any beneficiaries your life insurance pay-out will be paid into your estate, leaving your dependants without income for the time it takes to wrap up your affairs.
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