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Only by making a Will can you be sure that, when you die, everything you own will pass to the persons of your choice. If you do not make a Will an unmarried partner will receive nothing at all under the intestacy rules, and a spouse or civil partner will not necessarily receive everything. Apart from unfairness, this can lead to expensive claims against your estate.

Wills also provide the opportunity to consider other important matters that will arise on your death including guardianship of your children, funeral wishes, provision for young or vulnerable family members and the payment of Inheritance Tax.

Review your Will

Even if you have a Will when was it last reviewed? Wills should be reviewed on a regular basis to take into account changes in legislation and also changes in your personal circumstances, for example your Will may have been revoked if you have married since it was prepared.

For further information or advice, please contact Alison Hall on 0191 232 8345 or email Alison.Hall@hay-kilner.co.uk


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