Most of us have a mental ‘to-do’ list of things that we never seem to get round to…. like taking more exercise, eating a bit healthier or writing a Will.
As a wedding or a holiday can prompt improved exercise or a better diet, so the death of a loved one might start us thinking about a writing a Will. Even then, it’s easy to put it off until ‘nearer the time’, but should you die without a Will, the rules of Intestacy will apply.
These are rules which set out who will inherit your estate in the absence of a Will. So whilst we don’t see the benefits of writing a Will ourselves (like we would in those holiday photos!), it really should be at the top of everyone’s ‘to-do’ list.