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Have you drawn up a Will yet?

Did you know that more than 60% of adults in the UK have not drawn up a will?

It isn’t the most preferred topic to discuss amongst family and friends, and is not always at the forefront of most people’s minds.

This can lead to tricky issues for relatives and other people who may be entitled to receive monies. A will can make it easier for your nearest and dearest if you do suddenly die, however, many adults never get around to doing it.

Nowadays, it is very easy to draw up a will either via a solicitor or you can even do it yourself with a kit such as those sold in WH Smith, which have been purchased by over a million people so far. Making a will doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does need to get done. Some unpleasant chats are the most important ones.

Have you drawn up a will or do you intend to? If you have drawn up a will did you go to a solicitor or get an off the shelf kit?

Have you drawn up a will yet?

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nagonthenet
19th Jun 2015
0
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Everybody should write a will as soon as they have anything to leave. Don't wait until you are elderly. My father died intestate in spite of my recommending many times that he should address this issue. What a mess to sort out!
naughtynanny
19th Jun 2015
0
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I have an 'off the shelf' form, which I fully intend to use, just don't know where to begin!
EdwardD
10th Jun 2015
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I have only just joined silversurfers so I am finding my way around the site but in answer to the question about WILLS, every elderly person who has a family should make a will because telling them your wishes.This would stop any arguments about money and property.the WILL should be stored with a solicitor.
Jo Kingham
9th Jun 2015
0
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Yes, done 8 years ago - although thinking about it , it probably needs a refresh!
josh
9th Jun 2015
0
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My will made some years ago and needs a rethink as it is not appropriate now, food for thought.....
margrogrock
8th Jun 2015
1
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Personally , I think we should all make things as easy as possible for those we leave behind. Losing a loved one is enough to deal with. So, go on make your will soon.
Munsterlander
8th Jun 2015
1
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My wife and I both pulled together our wills years ago...probably about 25 years ago when we had kids. Think it is a necessity to do this and helps all your family in what would be a difficult time for them
jonnty
8th Jun 2015
1
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Hi,I think our circumstances are simple.Nearest and dearest get whats coming,with no complications.
Robbinn
8th Jun 2015
1
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Since having children in my twenties, I have always had a will in place. It has been altered a few times over the years when circumstances changed and it was also well and truly impressed upon me by my solicitor to remake it after I had divorced and remarried.
No One
8th Jun 2015
2
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Always meant to make a will but never quite got around to it. When I suffered a heart attack out of the blue last year I realised how important it was. The thought of my family not knowing what I wanted to happen to my belongings was really stressing me out. As soon as I was able to get there I was at the solicitors and once everything was signed it felt liberating to know my affairs were settled.
Baxi
8th Jun 2015
2
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If you want to make things easy for your loved ones it's important to be clear about what you want. It's not a nice thing to think about, but terribly important.
judyap
4th Jun 2015
5
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I cant believe that people dont think about making a will. We made one when we were going on holiday, leaving our children (all teenagers) at home for the first time.The thought of them having to cope with no arrangements in place was too worrying. I feel that a lot of people dont make a will because they dont want to think that they might die, but it happens to everyone eventually, accidents do happen and its silly to bury your head in the sand!
Derowen
2nd Jun 2015
7
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I bought one from a well known stationers years ago and it is still sitting unwritten behind a sofa. This topic has just reminded me that l need to rescue it and actually write in it!
angelique
1st Jun 2015
5
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A will is imperative and needs reviewing as circumstances change.
ronnieboy
31st May 2015
5
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really important to make a will, saves trouble and distress for your loved one's, and the old saying is so true, were there's a will, there's a relative.

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