Do I have to leave money to certain people?
You can choose who you would want to receive your assets and how much they receive in your Will, but you cannot be obliged to include someone you do not wish to.
However, the law sets out certain categories of people who may be able to apply to the Court to make a claim against your estate if they feel they should not have been excluded or if you did not provide sufficiently for them. This category includes such people as your spouse, ex-spouse, children and anyone who was dependant on you.
You cannot completely avoid this from happening, but it is important to explain why you have decided to prepare the Will in a certain way as this will be considered by the Court if a claim is brought. It is important you are as open and honest with us and tell us of any unusual family circumstances so that we can give you the best advice possible.
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