Inheritance and Will
If you care about what happens to your loved ones, property and other assets after you die, you should make a will. Without one, the government decides who inherits, so your relatives, friends or even your favourite charity may not benefit from your legacy.
When making a will it is vital that you get advice you can rely on. The Law Society's Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in drafting wills and dealing with your estate after your death.
A will is vital to help protect your assets, especially if you:
- Are getting married or divorced.
- Are already married or in a civil partnership.
- Have children or dependents.
- Own all or part of a business.
- Want to set up a trust or undertake efficient tax planning.
- Live in the US but have assets overseas.