What is the point of a Will?

15/04/19

 

Having specialised in drafting bespoke Wills and Probate for around 10 years I understand all too well the tears, arguments and costs faced by those left behind if you die without either a Will or an up to date Will in place.

 

When I am asked ‘what is the point of a Will?’ the answer that works best is to describe what happens if you do not have one.

 

If you die without a Will or your Will is invalid or does not cover all aspects of your estate then your estate is shared out according to certain rules known as the ‘rules of intestacy’. You have no control over who receives your estate which could mean your:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The absence of a Will means your affairs will take much longer to settle – sometimes involving costly court proceedings – bringing even more worry and anxiety into the lives of your family at an already difficult time.

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