Your will tells everyone what should happen to your money, possessions, and property after you die (your estate).

If you do not leave a will, the law decides how your estate is passed on, and this might not be in line with your wishes. For some people, the idea of visiting a solicitor to discuss issues such as their personal wealth (or perceived lack of it) and eventual death is a daunting prospect – and often enough to find excuses to put off making a will until another day.