Why do I need a will?

You may own a house or flat (in the UK or overseas), shares, savings, investments as well as your personal possessions. All these things together are called your estate. Your will tells everyone what should happen to your estate after you die.

Everyone should have a will, but it is even more important if you marry, have children, you own property or have savings, investments, insurance policies or you own a business.

What happens if I don’t make a will?

If you die without a valid will, you have no say in what happens to your estate. Instead, the rules of intestacy will divide your estate in a pre-determined way amongst specific members of your family and this may not be to people who you wished to benefit. Furthermore, the intestacy rules may not produce the most tax-efficient way of distributing your estate.

For anything further, one of our specialists would be delighted to meet you either in our office or in your own home to talk through your requirements and answer any questions. Please contact us at any time.