Three in four families aren't covered by a will

Dying without a legally valid will means your estate and assets will be carved up according to strict intestacy rules – and not your own wishes. Writing a will is the only way to ensure your property, savings and possessions go to whom you want after you die. It is also an important way to ensure assets are passed on tax efficiently, writes Esther Shaw of the Mail on Sunday.

With three quarters of people having not written a will, Esther spoke to BLM partner and estate planning specialist James Beresford for his recommendations on drawing up this vital document and exploring ways of reducing future inheritance tax bills.

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