More than two thirds of the adult population of England and Wales have not made a Will. If that includes you, you should consult us now.
Making a Will enables you to ensure that on your death your property and money will pass to the people whom you want to benefit. If you die without a Will, the State effectively writes one for you, and your property may pass to a distant member of your family with whom you have never had any contact. Even worse, if no family members can be found, your property may pass to the Government!
If you live with someone who is not your spouse or civil partner, and you do not make a Will in their favour, they will have to go through the stressful process of making a claim against your relatives in order to inherit any of your property.
If you have young children you should include in your Will details of the person(s) you would wish to be guardians of your children to ensure that the Courts would be aware of your wishes relating to the care of your children.
If you have made a Will, this should be reviewed regularly and particularly if your financial or family circumstances change.