Why is it so important to write a Will?
A Will is a document which sets out your instructions in respect of your assets after you die. It is your chance to help and provide for your loved ones, as well as to be able to make a difference, after you have gone.
A valid Will is the only way you can be sure that your wishes are understood and acted upon. A Will makes certain that what you leave goes to the people and organisations you want it to and nowhere else.
Writing a Will can be a quick, simple and relatively inexpensive process. Everyone who has anything to leave, big or small, needs to consider writing a Will.
If you die without a Will the laws of intestacy determine where your assets will go and it may not be where you would expect or to those you would want it to go to. It can lead to uncertainty, confusion and added distress for those you leave behind. Having a valid Will ensures that the practical and financial elements of your affairs can be dealt with as smoothly as possible for your loved ones, at what will already be a difficult time.
Church Army has partnered with Leave a Christian Legacy, a consortium of Christian charities set up to inspire and encourage people as to the importance of writing a Will and at the same time asking people to consider leaving a gift to charity in their Will.