If you’ve not yet made a Will then you’re not alone. In Britain, around two thirds of people don’t have a valid Will in place and around one third of us will die without a Will – known as dying ‘intestate’.
But there are many reasons why should act now and put your personal affairs in order.
By leaving a Will you will make sure that your family and friends aren’t left to deal with unnecessary problems.
Additionally, if you die without making a Will, your property, investments, savings and personal effects – will pass to your relatives in a strict order of priority that is decided by the rules of intestacy (as specified in the Administration of Estates Act 1925) – meaning you are not able to control who inherits your assets.
If you are not married but living with someone then, without a Will, their partner will not be protected financially and might even be left homeless.
Our expert team can help with:
- Writing and updating Wills
- Minimising liability for Inheritance Tax
- Handling probate matters
- Administration of the estate after death
- Challenging Wills (contested Wills)
- Claiming against an estate
- Creating and administering trusts
- Lasting Power of Attorney
If you would like help with writing a Will or need advice and support on dealing with probate and estate administration, get in touch with our expert team now for a free, initial conversation.