Would you want the government to inherit your estate? Online Wills are quick and easy!
“Definitely not” would be the reply from most people. But with 54% of UK adults* not having a will, many are at risk of doing so.
You should get your affairs in order – no matter your age.
Surprisingly, 5.4 million people* have no idea how to make a will, with many assuming they must use a solicitor, which can be costly and a hassle.
That’s where doing your own will online can be an easy solution – and very cost effective. On ActiveWills for as little as £14, you could get yourself a fully legal will. ActiveWills is an online self-service will-writing site where you can complete simple questions about you, your estate and wishes. You’ll be able to print off and sign your will, get it witnessed and store it somewhere safe. You’ll then have a will, which you can notify your family about. It’s simple.
Why write a Will?
If you die without a legally binding Will, you die ‘intestate’. This means that the law will decide who inherits your estate. Not you. Not your next of kin. The Law. Intestacy rules do not take account of friends, certain family members, stepchildren, or even unmarried partners, so it is critical you have a will in place.
Risks of not having a will
There can be severe issues for your family in the future if you do not make a Will.
If you have children under 18 years old, you need to Make a Will immediately. A Will is the only way to ensure your children are cared for by the people you choose should you not be there to look after them yourself.
CLAIMS ON YOUR ESTATE
Your Will makes it clear who should inherit your estate after you’ve gone. If you haven’t made a Will, it is significantly easier for people to make claims on your estate.
If you die and your partner remarries, your children could be potentially disinherited from your estate in the future, if you have not made a Will.
Without a Will, unmarried couples have significantly less rights to inherit their partner’s wealth, even if they have been living together for years.
As a Silversurfers member, you can benefit from up to 86% discount on your will. A single will costs £14 and a mirror will (couple) for only £19. Visit activewills.uk/silver today.
Furthermore, ActiveWills are honoured to support The Captain Tom Foundation and every penny you pay for the will, will be donated to this incredible charity for them to continue their amazing work on tackling some of society’s biggest challenges, from loneliness to digitally enabling an ageing population.
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* Royal London research