The importance of making a will

People do not like thinking about death and the effects it has on those they leave behind, but it is something that has to be faced eventually.  It is natural that you should wish your property and assets to pass on your death to whomever you choose.  By making a will you can ensure that your assets go to those you wish to have them.

There are some assets that cannot be given away in your will (e.g. property you hold in joint names usually passes automatically to the other joint owner) but most of your property can be dealt with by a will.