Ask family, friends or colleagues whether they’ve made a will and chances are that many of them will give you one of two answers.
“No, not yet – I’ve plenty of time to think about that,” some will say, especially the younger ones.
Or “No, I don’t need a will – my husband/wife/family will automatically inherit so why bother?” may be the response you get.
No-one wants to be reminded of their own mortality but there’s no doubt about it – your will is the single most important piece of paper you’ll ever sign. And because you never know what might around the corner, if there was ever a case of ‘sooner rather than later’, then this is it.
The last thing you want to do is leave behind a tangled financial mess for grieving loved ones because you’ve died without making a will. And even if you have made one, are you sure it’s been properly drawn up? Is it still current?
On next week’s show, Carrie Stack of APT Legal will be joining the Girls Around Town to talk about some of the pitfalls of not having a will. She’ll be explaining why, as family structures become ever more complicated, getting it right is vital to ensure clarity at such an emotional time.
Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to find out why setting aside the time to draw up this important document will give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ve done all you can to make sure your last wishes are carried out.
And how, with the right support and advice, the whole process could be far more straightforward than you might think…