Why should parents write a Will?

The results from a recent poll by the HSBC show that two thirds of parents questioned don’t have a Will in place.

As usual apathy is given as the reason by most who admit to “not getting around to it”. Around 25% state they intend to write one “when they are older”, with another 11% admitting that it had “never occurred to them”.

The single most important reason why parents need to write a Will is Guardianship.

By drafting a Will parents appoint Guardians of their choice who will look after their children, should it become necessary, until they reach the age of eighteen.

Many people don’t appreciate the implications of not having these arrangements in place, simply believing that the family will automatically take cialis over as guardians. They might well be horrified to learn that Social Services can step in and make alternative plans for their children.

As the report concludes “the fact that such large numbers of households are not planning ahead is leaving families exposed to unforeseen events.”

Contact us today, we can help you keep decision-making within the family rather than risk leaving it to strangers.

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