If you don’t have a Will when you die, the law will decide how your estate is distributed. This is known as dying “intestate”. Dying without a Will means you have no control over who inherits from you. Someone could receive a part or the whole of your estate who you would not wish to benefit. Your loved ones may also find it more time consuming and costly to deal with your estate. A Will is the only way of making your wishes known when you die.