Top 5 Reasons for Making a Will
1. To appoint executors and trustees - so that you can choose who deals with the administration of your estate after you have gone.
2. To appoint guardians - if no provision has been made then the courts will decide who looks after your children.
3. To retain control of your estate - you decide who gets what. Without a Will your estate will pass under the rules of intestacy. These rules work harshly for co-habitees and spouses do not automatically inherit the estate.
4. To make provision for children from a previous relationship - with second and subsequent marriages becoming more common, many children are missing out on a share of their parent's inheritance.
5. To state your funeral wishes.