Why make a Will?
No Will means no choice. That’s the blunt truth.
By making a Will you ensure that your property and possessions go to the people you care about and the causes you believe in. The last thing any of us wants is for our loved ones to deal with stressful inheritance issues because we didn't make a Will or left it too late to update one.
By making a Will you can clarify your funeral wishes. Often this is a huge relief for family and friends who will be feeling emotionally upset and anxious to get things right for you.
If you don't make a Will
If you don't make a Will, you will die ‘intestate’. This means that any notes or informal instructions left with family members do not stand up in law. It means that you can’t ensure that your property and possessions go to those people you care about and the causes you believe in.
Why update a Will
If you have made your Will, there are many reasons to update it. These include changes in your circumstances or assets, or simply a change of heart.