“It’s so easy to keep putting off writing a Will. Nothing happens, life just goes on – but one day it doesn’t...”
If you die without having made a Will or if you haven’t updated your Will since a major life change such as separation, you risk leaving your loved ones with less than you would otherwise have wished and possibly in dire financial straits.
Your Estate will be distributed in accordance with the Rules of Intestacy – this is almost certainly not how you would wish.
If you are married, your spouse does NOT automatically inherit everything. Your children and other relatives could be entitled to a share.
If you are cohabiting, your partner won’t get a penny no matter how long you have been living together. Common Law marriage is a myth!
If you are separated but not yet divorced, your ex will inherit.
If you have remarried, your children from previous relationships could miss out entirely.
If you have children under 18 and have not appointed guardians, Social Services will take them into care until the Court appoints official guardians.
You may pay more Inheritance Tax, money that could have been left to your family.
£ Thousands will be wasted on legal fees sorting out the mess.
Your family home may have to be sold to pay your taxes, fees and the inheritances you did not intend to leave.
Your family may suffer months, if not years, of financial hardship and expense sorting out your affairs.
It’s never too soon to write your Will...
But often TOO LATE
Don’t cost your loved ones
Write your Will today