Making a will is a vital part of your inheritance planning, helping to ensure that your assets will be passed on to the right people.

Wills - overview

A will is a vital part of your inheritance planning, helping ensure your assets pass to the right people. What happens to your assets if you don't have a will, and how to write one.

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Making a will FAQs

There are many formalities to making a will, and many aspects you need to consider. We try to answer the most common questions about making a will

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Dying without making a will

If you die without making a will, the law sets out who is entitled to what you leave behind and who can handle your affairs

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Making a will

Making a will allows you to plan for what should happen to your assets and who you wish to benefit from your estate after you die.

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Wills and probate glossary

A useful glossary to help you understand the legal jargon used when trying to deal with creating or executing a will and other probate issues