Nobody likes thinking about death, but it is an inevitable fact of life - as are the effects on the family and friends we leave behind. It is because of this that it is so important to make sure everything is handled correctly. Without a valid Will in place, the government will decide what happens to your assets, your affairs, maybe even your children. By making a Will you can ensure that you decide what happens to everything you've worked so hard for your whole life.
A Will is nothing more than a legally sound declaration of your wishes concerning the distribution of your assets following your death.
When writing a Will, you must appoint someone (an executor) to administer your estate and dispose of possessions and property. In order to make a legal Will, you must be over the age of 18, of sound mind and you must sign the Will in the presence of two witnesses who also sign the document.
See also Signing a Will
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Why You Should Write a Will | The Laws of Intestacy (or what happens if you die without a will) | Inheritance Tax | Signing a Will | Executors and Guardians | Trusts and Trustees | Single and Double Wills