Dying suddenly happens every day. The good news is it hasn't happened to you. But in life there are no guarantees.
Without a Will your spouse may not get everything they're entitled to, as parents and siblings could be allocated a share under the rules. If you are unmarried your partner may get nothing.
Here are 12 important reasons for making a Will:
Which one is yours?
- To save on inheritance tax when I die
- To stop the council assessing my home to pay for care fees after I die if my spouse is taken in to care
- To save a lot of trouble, expense and delay after I'm gone
- To appoint a guardian to care for my young children
- To make financial provision for my children's future welfare
- My partner and I have separate children and I don't want mine to lose out
- To make sure there are no arguments in the family
- So my spouse's family don't get everything if we die together
- We're unmarried and neither will get anything when the other dies
- I don't want the government to decide who gets what
- To prevent my home from being sold while someone still needs it
- To make provision for my friends, favourite charities and/or pets