Making a will might sound like a tough task, but it’s a crucial part of planning for the future. Commonly, there are a few reasons why people put off making a will. Let’s examine what might be holding you back.
Understanding the Maze: Is It Truly Complex?
Making a will might sound complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right guidance, it can be as simple as making a list of what you own and deciding who gets what. “This can then be used as the basis when drafting your Will.’ this step can save your loved ones a lot of difficulties down the line.
A Task for Later: Are You Procrastinating?
Procrastination can stop us from doing many necessary tasks. The thing is, life is unpredictable. That’s exactly why making a will is so important. Don’t put it off for a ‘better time’ – let’s face it, there will never be a perfect time. Why not start the process today?
The Unknown: Are You Unaware of the Consequences of Dying Without a Will?
If you die without a will (known as dying ‘intestate’), the intestacy laws decide who inherits from you and in what shares. This means your partner, kids, or best friend might not get what you want them to have. Understanding the consequences can be the push you need to start making your will.
The Value of Your Estate: Thinking It’s Not Big Enough?
Many people think they need to be rich to make a will. Not true! If you own anything, including a home, a car, savings, or personal items you care about, you have an estate. A will ensures your belongings end up with the people you want them to.
The Uncomfortable Topic: Afraid to Discuss Death?
It’s natural. Death isn’t a topic we enjoy discussing. But think of making a will as a way to care for your loved ones after you’re gone. It’s about love and peace of mind, not morbidity.
Odds are, you can relate to at least one of these common will-writing hurdles. The good news? Starting is the hardest part. But once you begin, you’ll find that writing a will isn’t as daunting as it seems.
If you’re ready to take the next step or need more information, we’re here to help! Contact us and let’s get your will written together!
Making a will doesn’t have to be a scary or complex process. With the right guidance and encouragement, you can secure your legacy and provide peace of mind for yourself and those you care about.