What happens if you don’t write a Will?
- Dying without a Will takes away your power and allows the Government to decide what happens to your legacy
If you die intestate (i.e. without having made a Will) the Government will decide what happens to your assets. Your wealth will be distributed according to the Laws of Intestacy which were drawn up back in the 1920s.
Making a Will ensures that you can decide how the wealth you have accumulated over your lifetime is divided. Without a Will you, and your nearest and dearest, will have no power over how your possessions and assets are distributed.
The flow diagram below demonstrates what happens to your estate if you do not write a Will: