It is known that over 60% of the UK population do not have a Will. If you do not make a Will the courts ultimately decide upon the distribution of your estate. So don’t wait any longer and make a Will today.
The answer is quite simply ‘Yes’. If you have children under the age of 18 then you should appoint guardians for these children. A Will is the only place that you can nominate a guardian. Before nominating your guardians, be sure to check that your choices will be able to cope with the responsibility.
An online Will is generally suitable for those that do not have complex requirements. If you would like to include information about Trusts or Life Policies then i would suggest contacting a local Solicitor. The same applies for those that have large estates in excess of £500,000. Online Wills are there to cover ‘the basics’, and give you that peace of mind.
If you leave the residue of your estate to your children in your Will then your step children will not be included. When making a Will step children do not come under the definition of children. However if you would like to provide for your step children then you can simply name them as beneficiaries in addition to your biological children.