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What is a Will?

A Will is a legal document that records your wishes regarding who you intend to inherit what from your estate. There are two basic types of Will: a Single Will and a Mirror Will.

What is a single will?

 

A Single Will is the perfect way to protect the estate of an individual. It names the people you want to benefit from your estate after you die and makes sure they get the money and items you wanted them to, rather than leaving it to legal courts to decide.

You can still write a Single Will if you have a partner. You might choose this option if your partner already has their own Will.

 

KEY FEATURES OF A SINGLE WILL

 

  • Choose your executors (the people you want to be in charge of making sure your Will is honoured)
  • Choose who looks after any dependants/children
  • Name the gifts you want to leave and the people you want to leave them to
  • Name how you want the remainder of your estate to be shared (e.g. people and charities that you would like to support)

 

What is a mirror will?

A Mirror Will is the perfect way to protect the estate of a couple. You and your partner are able to name the people you would like to benefit from your estate after your death, rather than leaving it to legal courts to decide.

You should choose this option if neither of you already has a Will or you want to replace your old Wills.

 

KEY FEATURES OF A MIRROR WILL

 

  • A Pair of Wills
  • Choose your Executors (the people you want to be in charge of making sure your Will is honoured)
  • Choose who looks after any dependants/children
  • Name the gifts you want to leave and the people you want to leave them to
  • Name how you want the remainder of your estate to be shared (e.g. people and charities that you would like to support)

Did you know?
Sometimes, even if you are married, it is better to write a Single Will than a Mirror Will.