Writing a will 'provides peace of mind'

Published by Sarah Ashcroft

People of all ages should give serious consideration to the idea of writing a will, as it is sure to give them peace of mind throughout all their remaining years of life.

A number of Britons continue to live without a will, meaning they risk their possessions and assets not being distributed how they would want them to be in the event of their death. The only way to guarantee all items are handed out to the right friends and family members is to write a will.

Cancer Research UK has written a piece on the subject that has been published by the Daily Telegraph and details just how easy it is to have a will written. In fact, many people could be wholly surprised at how straightforward the process is.

Despite this, about two-thirds of all adults continue to live without a will. As well as an estate not being distributed as the deceased would have wanted, another potential factor of not drawing up a will is leaving loved ones with a costly legal battle to recover control of possessions.

The important thing to remember is it is never too early to write a will. As soon as people have a tangible asset or an item of any worth, they stand to gain by having the document drawn up.

It is wise to have a good idea of the value of an estate before writing a will. This will allow the person in question to think about exactly what they own and how much they wish to leave to particular associates.

Britons must also remember to make declarations about the welfare of any children they have under the age of 18, including who should look after them in the case of their death.

There is undoubtedly plenty to consider, but the safest way to protect an estate and ensure it is divided up in a fair and satisfactory manner is to have a professional will written as soon as possible.ADNFCR-1645-ID-801566192-ADNFCR

Published on: April 3, 2013

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