You don’t have to be old or ill to draw up a Will. And there’s no need to be superstitious about it. It’s just a part of any sensible financial planning.

Although it is possible to take a DIY approach (only when your affairs are straightforward), it’s wise to use a solicitor to help write your Will. This ensures the Will is legally enforceable and that your wishes will be carried out when you’re gone.

It’s particularly important to have a Will (or to review your existing Will to ensure it reflects your current situation) when:

If you die without a Will, the intestacy rules dictate who gets what – and that might not be what you want.

As with all legal matters, it’s complicated. Do give us a call and we’ll talk it through.

Related reading

For more information, see our page on Wills, Trusts & Tax planning, visit the Citizen’s Advice website, or or click to read (or re-read) our related articles: