The purpose of a will is to ensure that:
- your wishes are legally binding
- you have Executors to carry out your wishes
- your Inheritance Tax obligations are minimised
- your spouse, partner and children are protected
- your infant children will have legal guardians if they are orphaned.
It also makes a very stressful time a little easier for those who are left behind, as they can be certain that they are acting in accordance with your wishes. If you die without making a will, your estate will be distributed according to Intestacy rules, which may have upsetting consequences. This is particularly important if you are not married to (or in a Civil Partnership with) your partner, as they will not be able to inherit your estate.
The Wills and Probate team at Braddon and Snow can draw on a wealth of experience to offer you specialist support to draw up your will.