ONE Make a start. Having a think about what you need to do is the first step to getting things sorted. There is no time like the present.
TWO Think about your and your family's priorities. Once you've done that, make a list and consider what you need to do to make them a reality.
Make a start

Make a start

THREE Using these priorities, identify the main things that are worrying you and need a solution. Then, identify what sort of solution might be the most appropriate. These might include reviewing insurances, preparing a will, or sorting out the ownership of your property.
FOUR List your assets and where to find them. Include property, accounts and investments, etc. and what each asset is approximately worth.
Think about the main things that worry you

Think about the main things that worry you

FIVE Gather together all important contact information i.e. where your assets are held, what insurances you have and what other policies you hold. These will help the people who are important to you.
SIX Identify and address any gaps in your knowledge about your personal affairs, for instance, how do you own your property? Is it sole ownership, as joint tenants or as tenants in common? Make sure you are clear on everything and ask questions if you're not.
Identify any gaps in your knowledge and work out how you can fill them

Identify any gaps in your knowledge and work out how you can fill them

SEVEN Identify key sources of information, such as our 'how to make a will guide' or 'ten things to do before calling your divorce lawyer' to help you.
EIGHT If you have a partner, talk to them. Discuss what is important and what you both want. Then talk about how you put these plans in place.
Talk to your partner

Talk to your partner

NINE Above all, make a decision to get your affairs in order. Stop telling yourself that you "haven't got time" or "it'll keep until later". Get it off your 'to-do' list and enjoy the feeling of satisfaction and peace of mind.
TEN Have a look at our website to see how we can support you with legal services during life's ups and downs. Or, if you'd prefer, email or call us on 0121 214 3671 and we'll explain how we can help you.
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