Don’t assume your next of kin will automatically inherit
People put off making a Will for many reasons; sometimes these reasons are because they think they do not need to make one as their next of kin will automatically inherit. The reality is that if you die without making a Will, then your estate will be distributed according to the current Intestacy rules which may not be what you think should happen.
Everyone should make a Will, especially if you own property or have any savings. By making a Will, you can clarify your wishes and prevent misunderstandings or disputes when you are no longer there.
Top 17 reasons to make a Will
- To make provisions for your spouse, partner or civil partner who would not automatically inherit
- To ensure your loved ones pay less inheritance tax
- To choose who will inherit what
- To reduce state intervention in your affairs
- To ensure your business can carry on trading after your death
- To protect your inheritance for your bloodline
- To make provisions for how your children will be cared for
- To make provisions for any disabled children
- To allow a relative to remain living in your property
- To simplify the process of probate
- To appoint guardians for your children
- To donate a gift to a charity/church
- To make sure your funeral wishes are known
- To ensure your pets will be looked after
- To appoint your own Executors
- To plan and arrange your funeral wishes
- To exclude who you would not like to inherit your assets (who may be automatically included under the current Intestacy Rules)
By making a Will, you plan exactly what will happen to your wealth when you die. This ensures that those you would like to benefit do so and at the same time avoids any disputes between relatives.
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