40 Million Adults at Risk of Dying Without a Will

There’s no escaping the fact that we are all living in very uncertain and scary times right now. Coronavirus is having a huge effect on the entire World, and it is going to affect every one of us in one way or another.

Therefore, it is more important than ever that you have a valid, legal will in place to protect your family, and that you also have a Power of Attorney in place just in case you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions for yourself.

Coronavirus Crisis | Make a Will Today
There are approximately 68 million adults in the UK right now and around 60% of those DO NOT HAVE A WILL! That’s over 40 million people who are leaving it up to the Government to decide who gets everything in their estate AND who looks after their children!

Who Should Have a Will?

Every person over the age of 18 should have a will in place, and your will should be updated every time your circumstances change, such as through marriage, divorce or having children. Making a will is one of the most important things that you can do to protect your family. A will sets out your exact wishes for all of your estate so you can look after the people you care about. Here are just a few reasons why you should have a will:

  1. A will makes it so much easier for your family (or whoever you choose) to sort everything out when you die.
  2. If you don’t write a will, everything you own will be shared out in a standard way defined by the law which most likely is not the way you would like to do it.
  3. A will can help reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that might be payable on the value of the property and money you leave behind.
  4. Writing a will is especially important if you have children or other family members who depend on you financially, or if you want to leave something to people outside your immediate family.
Why You Should Make a Will Today
Did you know that your children don’t automatically go to your next of kin when you die?!

How Can I Get a Will Now We’re on Lockdown

The Government have now put the UK on lockdown, but that does not mean that you cannot get professional advice and get your will in place quickly. We can speak to you over the telephone, or through a video call such as Skype, WhatsApp or even Facebook Messenger – whichever you are more comfortable using. Get in touch with us today to get started and to ensure your family are protected.

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