A couple of weeks ago a very dear friend of mine died unexpectedly. He was 62. I was shocked to learn that he did not have a Will … nothing … not even a note expressing his wishes.
I get it … Wills are one of those jobs that keep being put off because they feel hard, time consuming and potentially expensive. Stop and consider for a moment … what would be the cost of not having one?
As parents of dependent children it is EXTRA important to have a Will in place. What would happen to your children if both you and your partner were killed in a car accident? I am sure you would want to be in charge of that choice …
I am not a lawyer so am not in a position to offer any advice on the best ways to set up a Will but as a mother I urge you to have one created or update an existing Will if needed.
Late last year my husband and I updated our Wills. I though we were “good” for having one but when we revisited it we realised it was 10 years old. So many things had changed during that time and I was amazed at just how much needed updating.
The conversations sparked by creating a Will can be uncomfortable. Nobody likes to think about dying unexpectedly but these conversations are essential.
I am curious … if you don’t have a Will … what is it that stops you from taking action on this? What could help you get past that sticking point?