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Do i really need to make a Will?

25 March 2020

Lauren Smith

Last Will and testament

Do I really need to make a Will?

Thinking about our own mortality is not something any of us want to do. However, the current climate makes this unavoidable.

At Taylor Bracewell we have seen an increase in calls from clients about their Wills, wanting to check that their affairs are all in order. So what should you do?

There are many different misconceptions regarding the death of a relative - many people incorrectly believing that everything will automatically pass to a surviving spouse. However, this isn’t always the case.

If you die without making a Will, you are considered to have died intestate. This means that your estate will pass in accordance with a strict legal order that stipulates who gets what, and when.

The Intestacy Rules can often cause complications as many people’s circumstances are more complex than they think - especially when it comes to second marriages and step-children.  

Making a Will is vital to ensure that your assets pass to who you want them to and all of your wishes are met.

Our team are here to help answer any of your queries about making a Will and can even deal with matters over the telephone.

For more information call our expert team today - 0114 272 1884 or 01302 341 414.