While it’s an unpleasant thought, every single one of us has a finite amount of time to spend on Earth. The day will come when we will eventually draw our last breath, and that can create a whole lot of chaos for those that you leave behind if the proper preparations aren’t made. A lot of people take the time to invest in insurance so that the cost of their burial will be covered, as well as ensuring that their family will be looked after once they have passed. The one thing that tends to be forgotten in the mix is writing a will, and that is something that can create some very real problems.
The fact is that if you don’t put in writing what you would like done with your possessions, family members can get involved in a free-for-all over who gets what. There is also the potential that the state can take everything. With so much on the line, you have to wonder why people seem to go to great lengths to avoid will writing. There are a number of reasons it happens, so let’s take a look at a few of the most common:
Procrastination This generally happens among people who are still relatively young. You don’t often tend to think of death in your younger years, and even when you do, it is usually something that you see as being well off in the future. As such, the idea of having a will written is one that can wait until later. This type of thinking often results in the writing of a will being ignored completely.
Fear No-one likes to think about death, as it can often strike up feelings of fear that are hard to contain. There is nothing quite like will writing to remind you of your own mortality. There is also the chance that the writing of the will can make you see how little you actually have, or perceive you have, which can also lead to negative feelings.
Lack of necessity Many people look at around at what they have and believe that they really don’t own enough to warrant having a will written.
One of the things that often gets forgotten when it comes to thinking about the will are children. A will doesn’t just dictate where your worldly possessions will go when you pass, but also how your children will be looked after if they are still minors at the time of your passing.
Those are the three most common reason why people avoid will writing, in the UK around 80% of people either have no will whatsoever or an outdated will which does not reflect their current situation. It is never pleasant to think of the day when we will pass, but you have to put that aside and think instead of those who are left to cope in the wake of your loss. The writing of a will is just one of the things that can help make the time after your passing a little less insecure.
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