Why should I make a will? Without a will, the law decides how your estate is distributed, and therefore it may go to people that you never intended to benefit. Many people assume that, once they die, everything is passed to their spouse or partner - but this is not always the case. By writing a will you can have the peace of mind of knowing that your family and friends will be protected. Making a will is also a good opportunity to make a lasting difference and remember people and causes that have been important to you throughout your life. This means that you can continue to support your favourite charities like St. Margaret’s Hospice.