Two in three people living in the UK don’t have a Will. Denial or lack of time is a fair reason, but ignoring the need for a Will leaves our wishes unwritten after we’re gone.*
Some are convinced they can live without a Will. Technically, they can. The problem presents itself after death, in the form of inheritance planning, nameless possessions and unspoken funeral wishes. If you own a house or have people who depend on you, a Will is crucial. Realising this is the simple part, but finding the right guidance for writing a Will can take time and trust.
Hold on, what is an LPA?
Should an accident or illness prevent you from carrying out your wishes, you can choose up to four people you trust to make these important decisions for you. In this case, attorney is not literal. It means passing on significant choices to those chosen people if you are not well enough to make them. Those choices may concern your health or your property.
*Macmillan/Opinion Matters online survey of 2,000 UK adults. Fieldwork conducted 1–4 December 2017. Figures based on total population.