Who Should Make a Will?
If you care about what happens to your property after you die, you should make a Will. Without one, the State directs who inherits, so your friends, favourite charities and relatives may get nothing.
It is vitally important if you are:
- Not married – living as ‘husband and wife’
- In a registered civil partnership.
- Looking after children or dependants.
Without a will, there may be uncertainty if any of the above applies to you. There are other circumstances where legal advice should also be sought:
- Several dependants possibly making a claim on your estate.
- Should you want to make a trust.
- If you are not British or you do not live here.
- You live in the UK, but own property abroad.
- You own all or part of a business.
The Financial Services Authority does not regulate will writing, trust advice and some types of protection policy.