A Single Will is the best way to protect the estate of an individual person, whilst still allowing them to specify the family and loved ones they would like to benefit from their estate upon death.
If you have a partner you can still make one and it is a good option if your partner already has their own Will in place.
Key benefits include:
If you do not have a Will in place before you die, your assets will be subject to the rules of Intestacy with no say over what happens to them. This can cause difficulties and expenses for those you care about most.
Everyone should ideally have a Will but this is especially true if you own property, are married or in a civil partnership or have a long-term partner. It also applies if you have children or other dependents, or if you wish to leave something to someone who is not a close family member.
The key elements that you should include in your Will include: