The short answer is yes. Writing a valid Will is the only way you can be sure that your wishes are carried out and your loved ones provided for after your death. Also, dying without a Will may cause your family the distress of resolving legal problems on top of losing a loved one.
Can I write my own Will?
It is perfectly legal to write your own Will, but few of us have the skills needed to do this properly. It is said that solicitors make more money sorting out badly written or invalid Wills than they do out of writing them!
What happens if I die without a Will?
If you die without a Will the laws of intestacy determine who will inherit. This may not be what you were expecting . It is essential to write a Will if you wish to be sure that the people you wish to benefit are the ones who do.
What about my children?
If you have young children, writing your Will is even more important as you will need to appoint legal guardians for them in the event of your death.