5 good reasons to make a Will

1. Make your wishes known

Keeping your will up to date gives you peace of mind that the people and causes that matter to you will be looked after in the way that you want.


2. Help your family and friends

If you’ve made a will your family and friends will know that they are acting on your wishes and it’ll help them to take care of your estate.


3. Protect your partner’s rights

If you’re not married or in a civil partnership, the only way to make sure your partner is looked after is by including them in your will.


4. Give your assets to the people and causes you care about

Without a will that sets out your wishes, what happens to your estate when you die will be decided by law. If you’ve written your will, you keep control.


5. Minimise inheritance tax

Having a will may reduce the amount of inheritance tax that needs to be paid on your estate.



If you haven’t made a Will or you need to update it, now’s the time. Martlets Will Writing Fortnight is taking bookings from 10th April – 16 local will writers have given their time for free in exchange for a donation to Martlets. Pre-booking is essential, and the fortnight starts on 8th May.

All the details can be found on our Will Writing Fortnight page, simply choose the will writer you’d like to work with, contact them directly and book your appointment. Your donation will come directly to Martlets.