IT is National Wills Week and time to get your affairs in order. Let’s be honest, the topic of Wills is often avoided because it’s not always pleasant to think about what would happen if you were to pass away.
Making proactive plans to protect your loved ones and ensure that your legacy is left as you intended it, needn’t be a doom and gloom topic. It’s the responsible thing to do and it should be discussed more openly and more often.
Your Will is probably the most important document you’ll ever sign and the consequences of passing away without a valid Will in place can be dire. Without a Will in place, everything you leave behind is distributed according to intestate succession law – which is usually not in line with your plan for the inheritance that you’ll one day leave behind for your loved ones.