Many of us fear the unknown, especially the idea of our own death. We spoke with someone recently who had been wanting to call and discuss their will for nine months. In the wake of a terminal diagnosis, this person knew they needed to act, but the thought of discussing their will was so frightening that they put it off.
It’s hard to take that first step, but rest assured that the conversation doesn’t have to be scary. A good will writer will make the process easy and painless. Hopefully, the following blog sheds some light on a difficult subject and provides some comfort to you.
Acknowledging that we will die is something we all come to eventually. And while death is a certainty of life, the acknowledgement can be very painful. People have many fears about death, some people may feel superstitious, as though talking about it might bring the inevitable closer. And so they put off talking about it – they even put off doing anything to protect the people they love, like writing a will.
According to research by Royal London, 6 out of 10 adults in the UK (59%) do not have a will, or have a will which is out of date. This is particularly alarming for those adults who have children under the age of 18. If the worst were to happen, the deceased parents’ wishes would have no bearing on who brought up the children, unless they had a will.
My Family Legacy takes the fear out of writing a will. We’ll explain the options, so you can make an informed, educated decision about what’s right for you. If you’ve been thinking of making a will for a while, why not get in touch?
You’re human – thinking about the end of your life may be difficult, especially if you find yourself dealing with a change in health or welfare. Please know that while the worst-case scenario is painful to think of, you might be surprised at how comforting it is to put things in place to take care of your loved ones.
Whatever your health or circumstances, at My Family Legacy we are here to listen and support you, not to judge. We’ll talk you through your options in simple terms so you understand what is available to you. We can help allay your fears, answer questions and guide you through a topic which can appear daunting.
If you’ve been sitting on the idea of writing a will for a while, give us a call. Or if it’s easier for you, drop us an email. But please, get in touch – don’t suffer alone, because we can help.