Writing a Will

Making a Will lets you decide what happens to your money, property and possessions when you die. These things are sometimes called your ‘estate’. You can also use a Will to decide who should look after any children under 18.
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If you’re living with a terminal illness, you might want to make a Will so that you can make these decisions yourself and to help your loved ones feel less worried about the future.

If you die without a will, there are certain rules which dictate how the money, property or possessions should be allocated. This may not be the way that you would have wished your money and possessions to be distributed.

Unmarried partners and partners who have not registered a civil partnership cannot inherit from each other unless there is a will, so the death of one partner may create serious financial problems for the remaining partner.

There is many resources available online to help you write a will.

These include: