Who you gonna call?
29 June 2022 by Gregory John
Growing up as a child of the 90’s, I was a big fan of the original Ghostbuster films, enjoying the light hearted take on comedy, action and horror. Even though the 1984 and 1989 films have not aged well in respect to the CGI we see in modern movies, I still consider them both to be excellent and they should be on everyone’s watch list, if only for the comedic genius of Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.
You will therefore appreciate my excitement and hesitation (especially after the 2016 reboot) at the announcement of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, a direct sequel to the original films. I have recently been able to watch this and really enjoyed the nostalgic nods to the originals.
Without wishing to spoil the film, there is a real focus on the legacy we leave behind. Whether it is the family of Egan Spengler (whom the film is centred around), continuing what he started following his death, or the fact it was directed by Jason Reitman, the son of the original director, the late Ian Reitman, you cannot get away from the fact that the film really feels as if it is a family affair, through the generations.
We come across the term “legacy” a lot when dealing with Wills and Probates. Many of my clients often put a lot of thought into the legacies they put in their Will, what they are leaving behind and who they are leaving it to. More often than not, the law – specifically the intestacy rules – will not always reflect ‘the legacy we wish to leave’.
It is for this reason, the value of putting a Will in place and ensuring that it is properly drafted should never be underestimated. By chatting through the Will and what you wish to put in it with someone who can help you make sense of what, in my experience, is no one’s favourite topic for conversation, will best ensure that your affairs will be a little more straightforward than those of Egan’s.
If I or a colleague can assist you with the preparation of your Will then please feel free to contact us on 01206 835261 or via email [email protected].
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