Updated: Jan 17
If we had a penny every time we heard someone say they're too young to need a Will...
There's no such thing as being too young to write a Will! In fact, the younger the better. If you own a home, are married or have children you should definitely have a Will, but even if you don't tick any of those boxes it's still important.
We know it's not fun to think about our inevitable death, and most of us will try and put off thinking about it as long as possible. But unfortunately, there are some things that are just too important to postpone and writing a Will is one of them.
If you're a new parent and haven't got around to writing a Will yet, don't put it off for any longer. You can ensure your assets are left to your children should something happen to you, stipulate an age that you want them to inherit, plus appoint a guardian of your children which is so important in deciding who you want to raise your children if you are unable to do so.
More and more young people are starting their own businesses, and this is another important reason to write a Will. You will be able to appoint a person/persons to take over your business should anything happen to you. Should you die before you make a Will, your business is likely to be left to your spouse or children, who may not know what to do with it or how to run it. Don’t leave behind any chaos or confusion!
Think that Wills are just for those with families, home owners or older people? Think again! There are loads of really important reasons why young and single people should have a Will. Do you have a pet? It's important to have a Will for their sake, too. Appointing a pet guardian is important for making sure your furry (or scaley!) friend is with someone you trust should anything happen to you.
Another reason for you to have a Will, even if you're young, is social media! Have you ever thought about how you want your social media accounts to be handled if you die? You can leave instructions to your loved ones stating exactly what you want them to do should you pass, for example delete them or turn them into legacy accounts.
The list goes on!
So, if you're young and are yet to make a Will, don't put it off any longer. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you.