The Importance of Making a Will
Over a million Britons have had a family bust-up after a relative died without making a Will, figures suggest.
Almost one in five of these feuds has led to a family break up, with relatives no longer talking to each other.
And a third of people who said they had promised something to a loved one have not covered this in a Will, meaning millions are risking family arguments.
The figures, from a survey of 2,000 adults by Macmillan Cancer Support, say 59% of people had not written a Will.
The top reasons were having ‘just never got round to it’, the belief that they don’t have anything valuable to leave and that they don’t think they need to until they’re older.
Mark Williams, of Worcestershire based Amba Legal Services said:
“Not having a will can heap financial stress onto the grief. If you have any money or assets at all it’s important to decide what you want to happen to them, ideally with the aid of professional advice.
Making a Will doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does need to get done. It is therefore vital that people finally start discussing their end of life wishes with loved ones and move writing a Will to the top of their to-do list instead of leaving a mess that could easily cause a family bust-up”
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