What is a will?

A very important legal document setting out what you want to happen to everything you own when you die. It sets out who will deal with what you own and who receives it. There are different types of wills from a basic will to more complex wills including trusts.

Why do I need a will?

Making a will is easy and it is the only way to ensure your wishes are carried out so that everything you own goes to who you want it to go to. Having a will also makes it easier, less stressful and quicker for your family and friends to sort things out when you die.

What happens if I don’t have a will?

Without a valid will, what you own will pass by law to family members in a specific order (spouse or civil partner, children, grandchildren, parents, brothers and sisters and so on). There may be someone in this list that you would not want to receive anything from you or there may be someone else who you want to get something, but won’t.

When does my will need updating? 

Your will should be reviewed every 3-5 years or on a major life event like moving home, the birth of a child, getting married or divorced or if someone named in your will dies.

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