How do you feel when you want something to be done, but no-one does it? Is there a regular conversation in your house about whose job it is to empty the dishwasher or put out the bins? Frustrating isn’t it. So, how would you feel knowing that without a Will in place, any of your wishes about who would inherit from you or where your children would live would be ignored?
For the majority or the UK population aged between 33 and 54, the group of people most likely to have children under the age of 18, this scenario is actually a reality. ¾ don’t have Wills written, meaning that if they were to die their estate would be distributed according to intestacy law. The way that estates are split as a result of intestacy can have detrimental consequences on the family that you leave behind, particularly if you are unmarried and have children. As an example, if you are cohabiting and have children, should you die without leaving a will all of your property and assets go to your children, potentially leaving your partner with nothing.
Additionally, the only way that you can plan for guardianship of your children under the age of 18 is through a proper Will. This means that should anything happen to you and you haven’t made provisions, the Courts would then decide where your children should live and who would look after them. Stating your wishes in a Will removes the potential pain and turmoil from an already tragic and distressing situation.
If you are one of the 31million adults in the UK who still hasn’t made an end of life plan, you might want to take a look at our March offers. If you book to make a Will before 30th April 2020, we’ll give you a 10% discount. Alternatively, if you decide to create a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Jarmans will give you a 20% discount on your LPA fees.
(Not in conjunction with any other offers)