At the beginning of this new year 2020,with all it’s great potential for the next decade,who would have predicted over 30000 deaths within a matter of 4 months from an unknown disease called Corona Virus.
It has always been accepted that death for everyone is inevitable eventually but never has the unpredictability of it been so acute as it is today. Unfortunately it can strike and end a life within a matter of days. With isolation,upon being stricken, there is no time to put one’s affairs in order just in case the worst happens.
Family and loved ones can be left devastated by such tragedies
How much worse is it then when no planning has been made for the ultimate distribution of what is left or even the nomination of a guardian for a child of a single parent.
Initial thoughts will tend to ignore such material matters but as reality emerges these facts need to be addressed
If no Will is in place then the old laws of intestacy prevail and often take little or no account of the way lives are conducted today. The personal wishes of the deceased could be ignored, loved ones omitted, families put into dispute and horrendous costs incurred to resolve it all.
Prevention is certainly better than cure in these difficult times.
A Will for anyone with assets and a family is vital to ensure unpredictability does not cause even more distress than it should.