2) A correct and up-to-date Will is the only way to guarantee your wishes are carried out in the way you want.
3) By setting up a trust, you can protect some of your estate from the 40 per cent inheritance tax.
4) In some cases, particularly for unmarried parents, having a will is the best way to be sure that children under 18 will stay in the custody of your loved ones.
5) Making a will doesn’t have to be expensive. If your needs are simple and basic, you can use an online company. If your affairs are a bit more complex, then seek a solicitor.
6) Beware the scammers offering to make your will for throwaway rates. If anyone cold-calls you and tries to pressure you with dire warnings of “losing out” if you don’t act right away, then there is a good chance they are trying to scam you.