Why it is important to think about making a Will
If you die without making a Will, your assets become subject to ‘the laws of intestacy’, harsh and inflexible rules that take no account of your wishes, the needs of individuals or the obvious rights and wrongs of a family situation. Your relatives will have to cope not only with your death but also with the uncertainties and injustices of seeing your assets sent where you would not want them to go and decisions being made for you by others. A bad situation is made very much worse, and more often than not the family is left having to pay Inheritance Tax that could have been avoided with some simple planning.
Thinking about the Future
A simple Will avoids these issues. It is not difficult to make a Will, but it does have to be done properly, to avoid costly arguments after your death about what you intended.
Instructions for Wills are taken by experienced lawyers who know exactly what questions to ask. They advise on how to best achieve your intentions without undue complexity or uncertainty.
If you have already made a Will we suggest that you review it every few years, or as your family circumstances change.