When a Will is made, it ensures your affairs are dealt with, how and by who you wish them to be. A Will allows you to leave specific gifts to individuals i.e. pieces of jewellery, which may not be passed on if you were to die intestate (without a Will).
Additionally, the professional work involved is less challenging on the basis that a Solicitor will not need to search for who the beneficiary to the estate is. In many cases, this is simply the surviving spouse of children. However, if you were to die a spinster or bachelor, with no children or close family, this would then involve an extensive search of your extended family. This would therefore be costlier than if it were specified within a Will. Subsequently, both Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills are documents which are very important and something that all individuals should consider putting in place sooner rather than later.