Do I have to leave my estate to my family?
Posted on 18th July 2019 at 11:31
When our team of Probate solicitors in Preston ask our clients if they want the short answer or the longer answer to their questions, we get a mixed response. So, for those who want to read the first line then gloss over the rest, the short answer is: no, you don’t have to leave your estate to your family. At the end of the day, you should be able to leave money to whoever you want to leave it to.
However, for those of you who want the long answer, here goes…
As our Probate Solicitors in Preston have explained, you do not have to leave everything to family. However, people who chose not to, may leave themselves open to a claim by their spouse, or partner, or relatives.
In a recent case, a taxi passenger, who found it hard to find a taxi driver willing to drive him to his favourite place – local pubs – left his entire estate, including his home worth £160,000.00, to the only driver who was willing.