"Do you have a will, and is it up-to-date?" - Without a relevant will, it is difficult to plan clearly for life’s later events; and not even life’s self-confessed singletons are immune from such considerations.
It is a question we always ask, and we are surprised by the increasing regularity with which we come across a blank sheet or a will that is well past its sell-by-date.
The importance of a will
UK individuals without a valid will die intestate, which means the intestacy law will determine how and to whom the estate is distributed.
Interestingly, the assets do not always automatically go to the surviving spouse.