Before you write your Will, you’ll need to decide:
Executors are the people who will distribute your estate after you've died. Being an executor can involve a lot of work and responsibility. It’s important to consider who to appoint carefully, and to discuss it with them before you write your Will, to make sure they’re happy to take on this role.
If you don’t make a Will, you will die ‘intestate’ and your estate may not go to the people you want. There are special rules for how your estate will be distributed these are called intestacy rules.
If you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you can find out more about what happens if you die without a Will by using the links below.