Writing A Will: Why It’s A Good Idea

Writing a will is a job that’s easy to put off. Aside from the fact that we don’t like thinking about our own deaths, you can also feel as though it’s something that can wait, especially if you’re young.

But the Telegraph has now highlighted the importance of preparing a proper will, whatever your age.

The newspaper noted that writing a will can actually give you peace of mind, knowing that your estate will go to the people you care most about, whether they’re friends or family, when you pass away.

It can also be a good way to ensure you plan for inheritance tax, which can come as a nasty shock to your loved ones after you pass away. There are certain steps you can take that can help reduce inheritance tax bills, so it’s worth seeking professional advice to ensure you’re making use of them.

Campaign director for Will Aid Peter de Vena Franks told the publication that for parents, it’s important to also think about who you’d like your children to live with should you die young, and that a will is a way of making your wishes known.

If you don’t have a will and are thinking of writing one, then this could also be a good opportunity to talk to your loved ones about what you’d like to happen at your funeral when you pass away.

Last year a survey revealed that deaths in television shows, particularly soap operas, are prompting some of us to have conversations with our loved ones about death, dying and what we’d like our funerals to be like.

If you would like to talk to someone about Amersham funeral planning, contact us today.