Most young people ‘have not written Wills’

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Many young people have yet to produce Wills because they feel they do not need to worry about doing so until later, according to research.

A survey conducted among 18-30 year olds by the Fellowship of Professional Willwriters and Probate Practitioners has shown that only 15 per cent of those questioned have written Wills.

When questioned on the reasons why, almost half stated that they were shying away from the morbid associations of Will writing, while others said they had not gotten around to it yet or did not understand the process.

Rita Leat, president of the fellowship, therefore called on younger people to make writing their Willsa priority, describing it as “one of the most significant things they will ever have to do”.

She added: “People should not take things for granted and assume that their estate will automatically go to their loved ones.”

This follows research from in October which revealed that more than 40 per cent of 50-59 year olds are also yet to write their Wills.


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