EVERY adult needs to make a Will, regardless of their age. Even if they don’t have any children or significant assets they still need to make a Will. Without one significant delays and costs will occur. The Probate Court will appoint an executor for them (actually called a Personal Representative or Administrator). This may or may not be someone that they would have naturally been chosen and may in fact be a high street solicitor or bank that will charge (excessively) for their services – sometimes up to 8% of the gross estate. The consequences of not having a Will are covered by the FAQ “Who inherits if I don’t make a Will?” or under Laws of Intestacy.