What Happens if I Don’t Make a Will?

If you don’t make a will:

  • your wishes may not be carried out
  • the statutory rules of intestacy will determine who gets what – click here to see our flowchart
  • if you are unmarried your partner will receive nothing under the rules of intestacy as your assets will go to your nearest blood relatives and your partner may have to commence expensive action through the courts for required provision from your estate
  • if you are married or have a civil partner your partner will not be entitled to your whole estate if it is worth more than £250,000 – in some circumstances this may mean having to sell the family home
  • if you have no close relatives then your estate will go to the Crown

For further advice or to instruct us to produce your Will, please contact Robert, Jane, Glenn, Amy or Katie on 01752 668246 or send an email by clicking here.

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Robert Butler
Jane Gilding
Glenn Sambells
Amy Douch
Katie Beauchamp