Making a Will is one of the best ways of ensuring that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes when you die. In this age of technology with the availability of information at our fingertips, some people consider that they can do it all – and home-made Wills are no exception.
One question we often hear is; ‘Why do I even need a Will?’
Understandably, planning for your death is not usually something that you think about regularly. Often times it is considered the least important of tasks. However, considering that you could die at any moment, planning for what happens afterwards and ensuring that your estate is administered in accordance with your wishes should be considered one of the most important things you can do.
Most of us have seen, or at the very least are aware of, the American television series ‘1000 Ways to Die’. The series wittily illustrates unusual deaths, which some might describe as insensitive, and explains the science behind each of these deaths. This blog is not intended to delve into unusual deaths or science.
What it is intended to do is highlight that undoubtedly, one of the ways not to die, is without a Will.
Sadly, many families face the devastating consequences of loved ones suffering from addiction. It is often the cause of irrevocable harm to relationships and destruction of family units. Addiction has many forms, and it typically involves substance abuse, such as drugs or alcohol, or activities such as gambling.