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Legal News | 13.06.24

Take Pride in getting your affairs in order

Getting your affairs in order is important for everyone, and this includes your Will.


Without a valid Will, on your death your estate will pass under the intestacy rules.  For everyone there is a chance that this may not reflect your wishes, and this can be particularly the case within non-traditional households.

  • Cohabiting partners, who are not legally married or in a civil partnership, will not automatically inherit assets in their partner’s name.
  • Within your Will you can state who you would wish to be appointed as guardian(s) of your child(ren). This can be a particularly important measure in cases where one partner does not have parental responsibility.
  • If you wish to benefit children of the household who might not fall within the intestacy rules definition of ‘issue’ then your Will can be tailored to cover those you wish to benefit.
  • If you wish to exclude family members from your Will then we can advise how you might go about doing this to best defend any potential future claim against your estate.


Pride Month takes place every June but at Wansbroughs we are committed to supporting acceptance and equality year-round, and pride ourselves on being an equal, diverse and inclusive law firm for all your legal needs.


Posted By Our Wills, Tax, Trusts & Probate Team