Why Do I Need a Will?
By having a Will that clearly states who should get your property, possessions, and money when you die, you can prevent unnecessary upset which is already a very difficult time for your family or friends.
There has been cases of some parents have had to sue their own family members, including their children, to get a share of their partner’s estate when their unmarried partner dies, as the law states that in this situation, the children get everything.
The laws are different in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, but there are several commonalities wherever you live.
If You Don’t…
It’s important to note that any assets that you own jointly with someone will not pass under the intestacy rules but will pass by survivorship to the surviving joint owner.
And you need to be careful, and you need to own the asset as ‘joint tenants’ and not as ‘tenants in common’ for survivorship to apply.
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