Pablo Picasso, Abraham Lincoln, Amy Winehouse and Robert Burns. Well known figures who all died without making a Will.
Making a Will is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. But why is it so low on our priorities?
Writing a Will means acknowledging our mortality. Our circumstances change throughout life and making decisions can be difficult. We worry about the cost attached, and fear that we have nothing of worth in our estate.
If you haven’t taken the time to write yours, you’re certainly not alone. Over half of the UK population and almost four in ten over-50s haven’t made a Will.
This means risking part or all of your estate going to people who you never intended to benefit.
To help you get your affairs in order, here are some key points to consider.