Preparing a will makes it much easier for those left behind to deal with your affairs and without it the process can be lengthier and more stressful.

If you don’t write a will the government decides who gets what and that may not be who you wish. Sideways inheritance is a big problem and can be avoided with a correctly written Will.

A Will can help with mitigating Inheritance Tax on property and other assets, along with protecting against care fees.

Writing a will is essential where children are involved, without one a child will inherit at 18 in circumstances which might not be for the best. Others close to you may also miss out altogether if your last Will and testament is not in existence.