Friends and Family

There is information in this section on all the things you need to think about related to your family and partner.

Who do I need to provide for in my will?

It is essentially up to you who you decide to leave an inheritance to in your will – there are no rules about who you must include. But before you decide to leave someone out you might want to consider the impact this will have after you’ve gone. If someone is excluded If you choose to exclude (or neglect to include) someone who is dependant on you financially they may be able to challenge your will in court. Find out more in our ‘When can your will be challenged in court’ article. A challenge

Will my partner get anything if I die without a will?

If you die without leaving a will, then the state decides how your estate (money, property, personal processions etc.) is distributed, using the intestacy rules. These rules are thought by many to be old fashioned and may not reflect what you would have wanted to happen. Key people such as your partner could be excluded under the intestacy rules. Intestacy rules The rules used can be complicated, but here are some of the highlights: * Currently if you are married or in a civil partnership, yo