Not something you want to consider but have to.
If you’re like me, and like pretty much everyone else I know you probably don’t like to dwell on your own death. The only trouble is that what you leave behind you needs to be dealt with and the only sure-fire way to make sure that your affairs are taken care of is to make a will. Making one now doesn’t mean that you’re going to depart this world anytime soon but it does mean that your loved ones and you have the peace of mind of knowing that they don’t have to worry about sorting out all of the legal stuff when you are no longer around. Remember the main thing they will want to do is grieve and miss you and not have to worry where any money or your possessions need to go to.
Please don’t misunderstand me. I’m not trying to sell you a Will and it’s not one of those things that we want to be thinking on for too long. There is an old saying, “you can’t take it with you!” and that is certainly true but what material things we leave behind can cause more heartache than needs be to those we people we do leave behind if it’s not clear what is supposed to happen. A quick aside if you’ve been convinced with what I’ve said and need a wills and probate Cheltenham professional then a visit to https://beesandco.co.uk/our-services/wills-cheltenham/ might be a good place to start.
If you’d like a different perspective try and think of it this way, it’s just one of those annoying admin things that we have to do in life. Get a mortgage, sort out insurance, set up a Direct Debt, write a Will. Once it’s done you can forget about it and move on with your, well, your life. Don’t worry it can be changed as your circumstances change with you.
One of the biggest reasons I can give you to make a will is that if you don’t then the law will decide where everything goes. That’s right, the Government decides and if you think of how competent this current one is and how previous governments have been do you really want to leave it up to them? If you have children or people that rely on you surely it’s a much better idea to have a plan set out for what’s going to happen?
Ultimately it’s up to you but please give it some thought.