Making a Will is the best way to ensure that the people whom you want to inherit will do so.
Many people assume that their estate will automatically pass in full to their spouse or civil partner but this is not always the case. Without a Will, the government decides who inherits from your estate and this may not be in accordance with your wishes. For example, if you are not married or in a civil partnership then without a Will your surviving partner will not automatically inherit any part of your estate.
Do I need a Will?
Creating a will gives you sole discretion over the distribution of your assets. It lets you decide how your belongings, such as your cars or family heirlooms should be distributed.
If you have minor children, a will lets you provide for their care, choose the persons best to look after them. If you have children from any previous marriages, even if they are adults, your will can dictate the assets they receive. Creating a will also minimises tensions between families, relatives battling over your possessions can break the bonds between a once strong family.