Why make a Will?
A Will is probably one of the most important documents you will make – and it’s one of the most misunderstood and underrated!
Only about 30% of the adults in England and Wales have made Wills. It’s a figure that’s hardly changed in 40 years – perhaps more.
Why? Apparently the Co-op have done a survey and have found that 46% believe that they have nothing to leave, 15% don’t want to think about death, and 14% simply haven’t got round to it. Other people worry about the time it takes and the cost.
Death is a big one – because many people simply won’t think about it. My answer is that making a Will is not about death but about making provisions for your loved ones. Having made a Will, you can simply put it in a drawer and continue with your life.
There’s also an understanding that Wills are for the rich – that somehow making a Will is a bit of “getting above your station.”
There’s another belief that if you haven’t make a Will, that you don’t need to get Probate. Not so, probate is always needed except in very limited cases, and it needn’t be expensive.
Please think about this – I am very happy to help.
Please get on my website and contact me – www.willsadvice.wales
(the photo is of no relevance to the post whatever! It’s a picture of Pluto – which is 4.5 billion miles away. I find it mind blowing to think of any object so impossibly far away – although it’s not really that far in astronomical terms. It helps me put all my other concerns into context).