A Will is a legal document that details your wishes for your property, possessions, finances, business and children in the event of your death. We know that no-one wants to talk about their own death, however this is an essential document that can only be prepared in advance.
The importance of having a valid will in place means that your estate can be distributed more easily and that disputes over your assets are less likely to happen.
If you don’t make a will, you will die ‘intestate’ and your estate may not go to the people you want and will be distributed in accordance with Intestacy Rules.
For example, if you are in a civil relationship but are not married your partner will not automatically inherit your estate, even if you have been together for a long time. If you were previously married, your ex-spouse may have a claim.
If you have no children or spouse and wish to leave your estate to a friend or charity but have not detailed this in a Will, your parents, siblings or other family members may inherit instead of those you wanted it to go to.
Our team will work with you to document, using the correct legal terminology, your wishes to ensure your loved ones are the ones who benefit and are protected when you die.