Without a Will, the government can decide who inherits a person’s possessions, property and money (estate) according to the Laws of Intestacy. A valid Will can ensure clients are able to make their decisions known when it comes to the distribution of their estate.
Everyone over the age of 18 could benefit from having a Will, although almost two thirds of the UK adult population don’t have one that is valid. During the fact find with your clients, you should consider including a question on Wills.
Having a Will allows your clients to:
- Make their wishes known
- Ensure provision is made for dependants
- Incorporate charitable donations
- Make a difficult time a little easier for loved one