What Happens If You Don’t Have a Will in Place When You Pass Away?

Posted on:April 9, 2021

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What happens if you don’t have a will in place when you pass away? The answer might surprise you. Many people who unexpectedly die do not have any sort of will. This means that their closest family members, friends, or whomever may not be able to claim legal responsibility for them. This can mean that they are left with no assets, no money, and no way to pay many of the bills that they would have been responsible for if they had a will in place.

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It is important to have a will drafted by a professional Wills Cheltenham company such as Bees and Co so you can ensure that it contains all the information about your wishes and it is legally drafted and signed.

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When someone dies without a will in place their estate will pass through probate. It is easy to think that if you are married that everything will naturally pass to the spouse upon one of their deaths but this is not always the case and probate has to be undertaken to determine this. It can be a long drawn out and highly emotional process so it is always best to ensure that you have a will drawn up as soon as possible to help prevent this from happening.

Your will can cover everything from your home, assets and what would happen to your children should you die before they are old enough to look after themselves.