Why you should make a will

By: Alex Hartley Feb 03, 2016 Why you should make a will Last year, industry polls established that around half of adults in the UK don’t have a will. The number of those without a will in older age groups has risen substantially in the UK since 2009. In 2009, 41% in the age group 50 to 59 had not made a will, a figure which has now risen to 54%. So, if almost half of us don’t think it’s important to have a will, do we actually need to make one? We think the answer is yes and there are some very good reasons to support that way of thinking. A will ensures your wishes are respected There’s just no other way to divide up your wealth other than by leaving a comprehensive will. Many of us don’t want to think about death during life – especially under the age of 40 –  but the reality is that, unless you plan for that event, your assets will not be distributed to the people you want to have them. A written will avoids disputes It’s part and parcel of easing the process of you


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