50 Challenges No. 5: Make a Will

About 30 million adults in the UK have not made a will, so the latest challenge is to contact a solicitor in order to make one. After all, there is not evidence that making a will lowers your life expectancy!

Why should you do so?

Where there are children, you should appoint a guardian to look after them in case both parents die. Otherwise they may be taken into care.

In the absence of a will, Parliament has laid down rules for distributing assets to relatives.  You will have no choice even if it goes to an addict, to the relative you dislike or to someone who has more than enough. And if there are no close enough relatives, the government takes it all.

Go on – you know it makes sense. Even the Guardian thinks so.

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