If you have not made a Will your estate could be distributed in a way you don't expect. Taking this risk could have a big impact on your family and loved ones who are left behind, both personally and for tax reasons. Writing a Will allows you to choose how much is left to each family member and to pass on your estate to an unmarried partner. If you have young children you can specify who you want to become their guardian if necessary. Other decisions can be made too, for example to donate to a chosen charity or cause, or give gifts to friends.
The chart below applies to permanent residents of England and Wales, the Intestacy rules are different for residents of Scotland. Your local branch can provide you with information explaining the Scottish rules.
What can you do next?
Book a My Review, during which we can discuss if you may need a Will, or updating an existing one if your circumstances have changed.
Skipton Will & POA Writing Service is administered and provided by Redstone Wills Limited, Windmill Road, St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex, TN38 9BY. Company no. 3673190. Skipton Building Society and Redstone Wills Limited are both members of The Society Of Will Writers and they both abide by their Code of Practice, copies of which can be found on the Society of Will Writers website or by writing to them at Chancery House, Whisby Way, Lincoln, LN6 3LQ. Please note that the Wills and POA Writing Services are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. For details of all our Legacy partners, please see our Partnerships page.