Why Make a Will

Why make a Will?

It is the best way to be sure what will happen to your property and possessions after your death

If you don’t the Government will decide how your possessions will be divided amongst your relations, some of whom you may never have met.

What could happen if I don’t make a Will?

Hardship may be caused to your family. For example, a bereaved widow may find that she has to sell the family home because other relatives are entitled to a share of its value.

Your property and possessions may become the subject of complicated and expensive legal disputes as relatives argue, “who gets what” and this may seriously delay distribution.

Your property and possessions may pass to the Government if your relatives can’t be traced

What about my children?

The only way you can be sure of providing for your children is by giving clear instructions in your Will

You can nominate a guardian to look after your children should anything happen to both parents.

You can say at what age you think your children should take control of any money that you leave them

You can leave directions to allow monies to be made available for your children’s upbringing and education.

What if I have no immediate family?

You may wish to benefit friends or leave your property or possessions to your favourite charity. If you do want to make gifts of this type you should make a Will. If you don’t everything you leave will go to the Government even if you meant to give it elsewhere

Making a Will is inexpensive

It is not expensive to make a Will. If you let us know what your requirements are we can give you an estimate of what it is likely to cost you.

Remember: making a Will is the only way you can be sure that your wishes are followed so avoiding the heartache and confusion that may be caused if you leave no Will.

How can I be sure of providing for my family?

By having a financial health check carried out and planning for the future.

We offer a completely independent financial advisory service. Not only can you obtain advice on how to be sure your family, particularly your children, can be provided for but you can also obtain advice about how to reduce your liability to pay inheritance tax. You can also find out how to arrange your affairs so that there will be sufficient money available to pay your tax should you be liable to pay it.

If you decide not to proceed you will not have any charges to pay apart from those incurred in the preparation of your Will.


  1. Making a Will is the only way to be sure your property and possessions will go where you wish after your death.
  2. If you die without a Will your belongings may not necessarily go to your wife or husband.
  3. If you do not make a Will and you have no family everything will go to the Government.
  4. You can make sure that your children are properly cared for by appointing a guardian in your Will and making adequate financial arrangements for their upbringing.
  5. Wills are not expensive and are the only way of reducing the possibility of lengthy and expensive arguments between family members about “who gets what”.