Everybody should have a Will for fairly obvious well recognised reasons. However, some people require a Will for reasons that they have not even considered. If you have a dependant who has some form of disability or impairment and they receive help and assistance from the state, then they could lose that help if they receive an inheritance, which does not seem fair. Therefore, it better to take appropriate advice and get it right then risk the consequences.
The vast majority of us will have made a will so that any estate left goes to who we want it to. Simple. Or maybe not. Throw a child with additional, complex needs and learning difficulties into the equation and what happens then?It's highly unlikely that Ryan will be able to look after his own affairs and he will either always live with us or be in supported accommodation.Without proper provision being put in place for him, no matter what government is in power, he could either lose entitlement to any means-tested benefits or his carer/appointee would be forced to use any inheritance to fund his care.How is that fair when his stepbrother and sister would keep all of their inheritance and do with it what they want?