Why is it important to make a will ?
It is important for you to make a will irrespective of what you possess, or how much money, you have.
- If you die without a will, there are certain rules which dictate how the money, property or possessions should be allocated.
- These rules mean that your property may not be treated as you had wished if there is no will. This could lead to unnecessary hardship for your partner.
- If you have children, you must also ensure that arrangements are made as in the event of one or both parents dying it may be possible with the correct advice to reduce the amount of inheritance tax payable.
- If you are in any doubt as to whether or not you should make a will, you should consult a solicitor or a Citizens Advice Bureau who can give you lists of solicitors.
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