You may not think it, but if you have a car, house, a bank account or any possessions at all, you have an estate. And planning for what will happen to your estate once you’re gone is important.
It’s often something that is at the back of our minds, something we continuously put off, but making a will is possibly one of the most important things you can do in life. If you’ve not got one, you need to write one, now!
Whether you’ve got a little or a lot, having a will is essential to ensuring your assets are distributed to the people you want them distributed to. Without a will, ambiguity over your intentions could mean your possessions end up in the ‘wrong’ hands. Often, this can cause fights amongst your family members, and at a time fraught with emotions, the last thing needed is tension.
Having children is perhaps one of the most important reasons to write a will. Knowing that your children will be in the hands of a guardian of your choosing gives you peace of mind that they will be well looked after, loved and raised the way you would have wanted.
It’s not something we like to think about, but tomorrow is not guaranteed. Putting off making a will could be tempting fate and may mean if the unexpected happens, you’re not prepared. Our tip? Check out your options for making a will now, there are plenty of will and Estate Planners in Cairns, many offering free consultations, so book in to see one today.