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Where There’s No Will…

by | 10th, July 2007

HAVE you made a will yet? Well, have you? Best hurry. Before they come.

If you haven’t, then you are not alone. A new survey from Axa Sun Life suggests over half of adults in the UK have yet to make a will, risking the distribution of their assets when they die.

In all, 1,007 adults were questioned in the survey, which also found that one in five people over the age of 45 had yet to make a will.

While spouses and close family members will still be first in line to inherit if no will has been made, the likes of long-term partners and close friends could be left out in the cold, as they have few legal rights if a will hasn’t been drawn up.

So get it sorted.

The survey also finds that nearly half of adults expect their family to pay for their funeral. A presumptuous lot, the dead.

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