Recently launched statistics by Saga Legal suggest 1 in 10 people don’t know about Wills; the type of document it must be written in, what happens if you marry; in fact, do you even need to be writing a Will?
I know it is a bit of a macabre subject…you know….dying…but let’s face facts – it happens to all of us! I have to admit to not really being scared of dying, just scared of what will happen when I am gone and, in particular, what would happen to Grace.
This Thursday I have been asked to join an exclusive blogger hangout with Emma Myers, an expert in Wills at Saga Legal, and I have been given the opportunity to put my questions to her. A great chance to gather knowledge on a popular but, clearly, misunderstood topic.
I have to admit that I don’t have a will…still! (despite lots of nagging from Ross!). I meant to make one when I had the breast cancer scare just over a year ago. I got a Groupon voucher last year to make one and I have just never got round to it. I have to say that I do think it is very important given that I need to protect Grace if anything happened to me. But one of the main reasons is that the full implications and ins and outs of the system scare me a little.
What about if you have a Will? Saga tell us that there are 5 reasons to update one – Divorce or Separation, Marriage, a New Baby, Acquiring or Selling a large asset, and Foreign assets.
Saga Legal’s survey shows that it’s the over 50s who are most savvy when it comes to knowing how to safeguard what they want to leave behind as inheritance. Under 24s fared worse, unable to answer half of the questions right, leaving them most at risk of their hard-earned possessions falling into the wrong hands once they’re gone. The region of East Anglia also wowed, achieving a 90% success rate on the test!
I have lots of questions about what I would have to put in a Will if I was gone tomorrow. Would Ross still be able to see Grace? Who should I appoint as her Guardians? Would she be forced to go and live with her Father? Would my Mum have a say?….there is rather a long list.
The Hangout will take place this Thursday 30th January at 6.30pm and will last for around an hour.
So, do you have a Will? If you do, does it need updating? If you don’t, what do you need to know? Would you like me to ask any questions on your behalf? If you do, then please let me know in the comments section below as I am happy to ask them on your behalf and I will be publishing the results of the Hangout on my blog after the event – so not only will you benefit from the answers to your questions but also those of others too!
Please leave your questions in the comments section below or, if you would like to use more discretion, then please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org putting Saga Will Hangout in the subject line.
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