What's The Worst That Can Happen?Published on: 11 July 2018
Having grown up in Shropshire and having two young children whose father is a 'city boy' I am keen to ensure my children learn all about where food comes from and don't think fruit and veg must be nicely shaped, all the same size and come wrapped in plastic to taste good.
Home grown veg
My eldest turns five in September and starts school. One of her Christmas presents this last year was a 'funky veg' kit so we're currently growing (or attempting to grow) stripy tomatoes, purple carrots and yellow courgettes.
I must admit I am winging it a little having not grown any vegetables since I myself was little and I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that we have some sort of haul which we can sample soon so as to not disappoint her or discourage her efforts. I don't really have the time or space, or indeed know-how, to do a proper job, however, I thought what's the worst that can happen? We end up with some veggies to put out for the wild rabbits in the field at the bottom of our garden!
A home grown Will
But when it comes to home grown, this may not be the best option for your Will. Government figures show that the number of Wills being contested has risen sharply over recent years. Without proper legal advice, it is possible for elementary mistakes to be made when writing a DIY Will which could result in a potential beneficiary challenging the Will upon your demise, or the Will not doing what you mean for it to do.
A successful claim which results in your own wishes being overridden by the court, disinheriting or significantly diminishing the inheritance or your nearest and dearest could potentially be the worst that could happen in this case. Whilst it is not possible for any Will whether written by a solicitor or not, to guarantee there will be no challenge to your estate, successful or otherwise, the benefit of specialist legal advice is that you can protect your estate as carefully as possible and have your wishes recorded as clearly as possible.