A Will sets out exactly what you want to happen to your property and assets and allows you to choose who you would like to deal with your affairs after your death. You can leave specific gifts to loved ones and friends and also make charitable gifts.

A Will allows you to make provisions for any children or other dependents you may have, for example, your Will could contain provisions setting out who you would want to care for your children in the event of your death.

It is not sufficient to expect your family to inherit your assets automatically. The Law on Intestacy (dying without a Will) is complex and will not necessarily reflect your wishes. The result may not be what you would have chosen.