If you die without a will, everything you own will be divided up according to the law, not according to your wishes.
This is called dying intestate. If you die without a will, everything you own will be divided up according to the law, not according to your wishes. The rules vary depending on whether; you’re survived by a spouse or partner, have children or your parents are still alive.
The people you care about most may not be looked after.
And this can be a long drawn out and expensive affair. During which your family could be denied access to bank accounts and financial information; which has been known to cause severe financial and emotional stress.
Any gifts you had in mind, burial arrangements or to whom you left your estate will not necessarily be known or taken in to account by the government appointed trustee executor.
So, by making a Will you can avoid a lot of emotional, financial, and decision making stress for your family and friends.