Who needs to make a Will?

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.

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