If you were to die without having made a Will, the surviving spouse will not automatically inherit the estate but only a part of it.
Even if you were married with children. Furthermore, without taking court action, common law partners would get nothing.
There are so many other factors to be considered even if you do have a Will in place. Is it up to date? Has it been invalidated by marriage? If you have children, have you appointed guardians? If the executors are a bank or solicitor, they take part of the estate – is this what you really want?
Although we do not write Wills, we can recommend specialist firms who do.