Wills and Codicils
Preparation of a legal will is important to ensure that your assets are distributed in the manner you wish after your death and so you can make financial arrangements for your close relatives. If you don't make a will, the law decides what happens to your estate and it may not be what you would have wanted.
Wills are often straightforward unless you have substantial assets, complicated financial or family situations. In many cases standard format legal will forms can be appropriate.
If you need to change a will you've already made then you can often amend the will with a codicil rather than having to draft an entirely new will. Read more about drafting your own will in our series of DIY Wills Fact Sheets.
We offer the following standard will templates, suitable for different family circumstances and designed for use in estates where inheritance tax advice is not required and where the legacies are straightforward.