Making a Will - its not a death sentence!
25th November 2009
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<p>On the <strong><em>BBC One Show</em></strong> last night they highlighted a not untypical case of a wife whose husband, a keen footballer and marathon runner, had died suddenly at just 41 years of age.  Because he had not made a will (this is called dying intestate) this left his wife and three children in a difficult position since when you die intestate it is then up to the courts to decide what happens to your possessions (money, assets, property, etc.).</p> <p>Many of us (and over half the population of the UK have not made a Will) believe that it’s not important and won’t be a problem because everything would just go to our partner/wife/husband/children if anything did happen to us.  This is so not true and this particular case highlights just how complex a relative simple situation – wife and three children can become.  <a title="One Show Video" href="" target="_blank"><strong><span style="COLOR: #ff6600">Watch the article now or within the next 14 days by CLICKING here</span></strong></a>; fast forward the video clip to 14.12 minutes to go directly to the start of the piece on Wills.</p> <p>Basically, on her husband’s sudden death their estate was divided between her and the three children.  By law a large proportion of the estate going into Trust for the children.  This of course left the wife with financial problems and not least of these the mortgage and to the extent that the house was under threat.  The only way to get round this was to go back to the Courts and the law.  The cost of this was “tens of thousands of pounds” according to the wife “against the cost of a Will that would have been just a few hundred pounds”!</p> <p>You can find some further <a title="Useful information from One Show blog" href=" " target="_blank"><strong><span style="COLOR: #ff6600">useful information on the One Show blog, CLICK here to visit it now</span></strong></a><strong><span style="COLOR: #ff6600">.</span></strong>  But be clear, making a Will is not a death sentence.  Making a Will is the most sensible thing that you can do to ensure that should you die, for whatever reason, it will be your wishes that are met when it comes to the ones you care for most and not that of the Courts!</p> <p>For further free support and guidance on Will writing contact one of our bestofhinckley Will Writers – <a title="Will Writing Services on the Best of Hinckley" href=" " target="_blank"><strong><span style="COLOR: #ff6600">CLICK here to visit our Will Writing Services category page</span></strong></a> on the<strong><span style="COLOR: #0000ff">best</span></strong>of<strong><span style="COLOR: #0000ff">hinckley</span></strong>.</p>/d24c315b-9aae-438e-a354-6b69a806b1fe.jpg
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