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While it can be an awkward subject to bring up, it’s important to discuss writing and having a will so that when the time comes, your family are in the best position to be able to deal with things.
How having a will can help your family

More than half of UK adults would need help if a loved one died.

Having a will can often make the process easier for loved ones during this difficult time. However many people don’t know how best to approach the topic of writing and owning a will.

While it can be an awkward subject to bring up, it’s important to discuss writing and having a will so that when the time comes, your family are in the best position to be able to deal with things.

Espe Fuentes, solicitor and head of legal operations at Which?, said: ‘Making a will can simplify matters for your loved ones. They will know your wishes and it's a way of helping them after you’ve gone.’

Other reasons to write a will 

  •         So you have a say in how young children are cared for.
  •         To ensure that those you care about, but who may not be immediate family, are catered for.
  •         To help reduce the amount of inheritance tax paid on your estate.
  •         If you’re separated, but still married or in a civil partnership your former partner could be entitled to everything unless stated in your will.
  •         So you’re able to leave an inheritance to your grandchildren or great-grandchildren.

If you’re interested in writing a will or just want to find out more about the reasons for making one, call our expert team on 0117 456 6023 or visit the Which? Wills website.

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