Keep Your Will Safe
If upon your death there is no capable parent to take care of your children, it is the courts that will appoint a guardian to take care of them.
Even though the courts usually go for somebody who is most likely to fulfil the interests of your children, the person chosen may not be the one you wanted.
By having a Will you make sure that the person the courts will appoint as a guardian to your children will be a person of your choice.
If you die without a Will Wigston your assets and property will be divided and distributed to surviving relatives according to the Law of Intestacy which has been in operation since 1925.
For instance, according to this law, if you die and leave a spouse, the whole of your estate will be left to your surviving spouse if it is less than £250,000. Your children only get an inheritance if your estate’s value is above £250,000.
With a Will in place, you ensure that all your children get something even if the value of your estate is less than £250,000. Apart from ensuring that your children get something, you also get to decide how much each of your beneficiaries get.