Dying Without a Will, Puts Your Family in a World of Mess

Most of us think about writing a will only when we’re much older. Why? Well, entertaining the idea of death especially when we’re going about our daily lives, doesn’t sound too fun.

But the reality is, none of us know what the future holds – one day you might be well and alive and the next day you might not. What would happen to your spouse and children then?

What happens when you die without a will?

In short, not having a will upon your demise will put your family in a world of mess. Your assets will be frozen and no one can deal with your account, property or other assets.

A family member or next of kin would have to apply for a Letter of Administration, appoint an administrator (whom all legal beneficiaries will have to agree on) and go through the lengthy process of administering an estate which can take 2-5 years. Plus, you won’t have control on who is appointed and how your assets are distributed.

So not only does your family have to cope with the emotional aspects of losing a loved one, they now have to worry about all the procedural hurdles as well.

With a will prepared, the process would be much faster to obtain probate allowing your executor to distribute your assets. Your family would have less of a headache compared to having no will prepared.

Preparing a Will

If you think you can just write your wishes on a piece of paper and sign it off on your own, you’re wrong. You’ll need a witness, adhere to certain rules and ensure that your choice of words cannot be challenged. If it goes wrong, your loved ones will face unnecessary hurdles or troubles in materialising your wishes.

It is best to seek help from a professional will-writing service provider such as Rockwills to ensure that your will is valid and workable.

Making a will is one of the most important things you’ll ever need to do.

Take up the responsibility to make sure your loved ones are being taken care of after your demise. Your mind will be at peace knowing that your assets will be distributed per your intentions.

Source: https://parenthood.my/lifestyle/parenthood/dying-without-a-will-puts-your-family-in-a-world-of-mess/?fbclid=IwAR1rhPi5H3u6hpeTNKu_Elhe4Kqpj0aC_cpQsmkuW-1OgHHjHXd5hxVhrxc