September 7, 2021

Why do I need a Will?

The simple answer is – to protect the people that you love.  

Making a Will is the only way to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death. If you do not make a valid Will, your property will pass under the laws of intestacy. This can have the following unintended consequences: –

  • If you are living with someone without being married/in a civil partnership, they may not receive anything. ‘Common law marriage’ is not recognised.
  • Your property may go to distant relatives.
  • Your estate will take longer to sort out as a court order will be needed to ‘administer’ it.
  • An intestacy usually causes distress and arguments amongst the people left behind.