Coming to the end of our days is something which many people find difficult to talk about but if you want to protect the people you love then you need to make your wishes known – regardless of your circumstances.
Operations manager Jill Nadolski said, ‘There are a number of reasons why people don’t make a will, for example, if they are a ‘nuclear family’ – married (once) with kids – most people think that you haven’t got too much to worry about. But you should still make a will to appoint guardians for your children, to guarantee control of your assets, and most importantly to make it easier for your family in the event of your death.
‘If your circumstances are more complicated then you need a will to make sure that there’s no confusion about who’s meant to get what. This is especially true if you have a business where you might also have a business partner, contracts, customers and staff to consider. Not making a will means leaving everything up in the air and any uncertainty could leave the future of your business in jeopardy.
‘Ultimately making a will isn’t a big deal but it is important to get it right which is why engaging the services of a professional is sensible. As a charity we have selected RIFT wills as our preferred partner and as a result if you are employed by a JIB member company they will donate 10 per cent of the fee for drawing up a will to the Electrical Industries Charity – which is another good reason to make a will.’
If you’re still not convinced then perhaps you should look upon it as an opportunity to help people because you can also leave a charitable gift in your will – ensuring that you can continue to help others after you have gone.
For further information visit: www.electricalcharity.org