No Will Leaves over a Million Brits Feuding
07 October 2015
Research from Macmillan Cancer Support estimates that more than a million British people have had a serious family argument after a relative has passed away without leaving a Will. 17% of these feuds led to a family break up with relatives not speaking to each another.
The research showed that of the 2,000 people that took part in the research, 30% said that they had pledged to give something to a loved one but they had not done anything about it in a Will.
The Macmillan survey also revealed that over 90% of people describe themselves as organised, and 44% said they are comfortable talking about their dying wishes, but in fact many people put off making a Will causing thousands of family members to argue after the death of a relative.
More than 50% of Brits say they don’t have a Will, with 34% saying they ‘just never got round to it’ whilst 31% say they don’t have anything of value and 20% say that they don’t think they need to make a Will until they are older.
If you die in England or Wales without a valid Will the government will decide who gets what.
Making a Will clarifies your wishes and allows you to give your loved ones financial protection after you die. When your Will is written to include gifts or donations to charities and organisations, you can continue to support them after you’re gone.
Co-op Legal Services was recognised by Remember A Charity as the first corporate organisation to raise £15 million in potential charitable legacies through its Will writing services.
Remember A Charity works to encourage more people in the UK to consider leaving a charitable gift or donating to charity in a Will, once they’ve looked after their family and friends.
At Co-op Legal Services, we do understand that making end of life decisions isn’t something anyone looks forward to. However, considering the arguments and family feuds than often result when a relative dies without a Will, it is reassuring to know that making a Will can be quick, easy and affordable when you receive the right guidance from a specialist who can help you from start to finish over the phone.
Our Will writing advisors will discuss your wishes, offer guidance and help you to make a Will that’s right for you and your circumstances.
How Much Does a Will Cost?
Once we have provided you with a written quote for the agreed work to be done making your Will, that price will not change.
For free initial advice call our Will writers on 03306069591 or contact us online and we will help you.