Albeit an important document to make, there has always been a stigma around writing a will, and a number of myths surrounding wills that make people reserved about making one.
A will is quite possibly one of the most important documents regarding your estate that you will ever make, as it outlines what your wishes are in terms of the who’s and what’s of redistributing your estate upon your death.
You may have heard that wills are only for those who are extremely wealthy, or for those who are not in a relationship or without children, however these situations are simply not the case. Everyone who has property or assets of any kind, married or not, in a relationship or not, with children or not, should look to write a will to ensure that their wishes are adhered to.
A will makes sorting out your affairs much clearer and easier for your family after your death, removing doubt and worry at a distressing time.
If you die without making a will, you will have died intestate, meaning that if no relatives are found and you are not married, then your estate will go to the Crown. The estate will often not simply pass on to a spouse entirely, and if unmarried then there is a real danger of them being entitled to nothing.
It is also important, especially if you are recently divorced or have faced a recent change in your family circumstances, to review your will. Our will writers in Nottingham and Birmingham offer a free will review service.
Below, we’ve outlined a few frequently answered questions that our will writers in Nottingham and Birmingham have had in the past.