What is a will?
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A will is a document which reflects your wishes when you die to ensure that your money, property and possessions are distributed to those you care about. Without a will, you will die ‘intestate’ and your assets distributed according to the ‘intestacy rules’ which may result in a different outcome to that which you intended.
Surprisingly, over 60% of adults in the UK do not currently have a will despite its importance. Many people form the view they will ‘sort it out later’ or they do not want to contemplate death, however at Scott Rees we prefer to think of it as simply protecting your loved ones. It can also create comfort and certainty for your family and friends at a very difficult and emotional time, and may speed up the process of distributing your assets.