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Making a will: Sharp rise for intestate queries

Nia Wharry, Partner & Head of Wills & Estate Planning

– As this article shows, in the last few years there has been a rise in people dying intestate, i.e. without a will. If you do not make a will remember that your wishes may not be fulfilled after your death. Even if you have a spouse, your estate will not automatically go to them if you have not made a will. Here at Clarke & Son the process of making a will is very straightforward. We also offer an initial free will healthcheck to check and see if your Will needs updating.

The number of enquiries about people who have died without making a will has more than doubled over the past five years, Citizens Advice says.

The charity told BBC 5 live Daily it had 1,522 such queries in 2011, rising to 3,747 in 2015, along with a rise in queries about problems executing wills.

According to a YouGov survey, nearly two thirds of the British adult population do not have a will.

Lawyers say not leaving one can cause financial stress for loved ones.

Read more: http://bbc.in/1WDKIR0

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