A Will lets you decide what happens to your assets (your money, property and possessions) after your death. It’s the best way of ensuring your wishes are carried out the way you want when you die.
If you die without making a Will, the Government will decide what happens to your assets. You can write your Will yourself, but it’s a good idea to get legal advice. It will need to be formally witnessed and signed to make it legally valid.
Gov.uk recommends that when writing your Will, it should include:
-who you want to benefit from your Will
-who should look after any children aged under 18
-who is going to sort out your estate and carry out your wishes after your death (your executor)
-what happens if the people you want to benefit die before you?
You should keep your Will safe and tell your Executor where it is.
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