Many people believe they are either too young to write a Will, that it is too expensive, or that they do not have enough money or property to make writing a Will worthwhile.
The reality is that dying without a Will can make what is already a difficult time, a lot harder for your family. You risk depriving your spouse or partner of their home, increasing any potential inheritance tax liability, and leaving your estate in the wrong hands. In addition, if you have a younger family and the worst happens, you not only have the difficulty of dealing with the loss of a parent or parents, but the children can be faced with other problems too. For example, they may have to move house or change school; or they may even be taken into care whilst social services appoint a suitable guardian.
If you have not yet made your Will, now is the time to act; especially if you have children. Do not leave it until tomorrow. Life is uncertain, and ‘tomorrow’ will not come for an unfortunate few of us.