These are the most common reasons why seven out of ten of us have not made a Will. Many people assume that upon their death all their worldly goods will go to their wife or husband, yet this is very often not the case. Even if people do realise, some find it
difficult to decide on issues of guardian or
executorship, while others fear that they are tempting fate.
Yet none of these reasons is really
sufficient, especially considering the
potential pitfalls that can be left to your nearest and dearest should the worst happen. So here are just some of the reasons why it is worth taking the time to prepare your Will.
The law of intestacy means that if you die
without making a Will, someone else will
decide how to distribute your assets and in some cases they could go to the state. The
family structure is more complex than ever. Issues of inheritance, guardianship and long-term care may well need specialist advice.