A will is a legal document that declares how you wish your assets to be distributed after you die.
It is important that everyone makes a will, despite their age or how big or small their estate is. By making a will you can ensure that your family and loved ones receive the gifts you want them to.
If you do not make a will then your assets will be shared out among your next of kin according to a strict order of priority called the 'rules of intestacy'. This means that the people you want to benefit from your estate - such as a partner you're not married to, or are in a registered civil partnership with - might get nothing.
Many problems can arise when you pass away if you do not make a will. The people you want to inherit your estate may not as the law of intestacy will apply. There will also be a delay in obtaining your assets and therefore your next of kin will be responsible for funeral expenses from their own funds. If you had children and their mother/father had also passed without a will, a guardian would not have been appointed and this would need to then be dealt with in court which would be a long and costly process.
We understand how sensitive these types of matters are, our knowledgeable team are dedicated to ensuring the process is made as easy as possible for you and your family