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Dying intestate, it’s the kids who suffer

09th October 2013

And to reinforce this, the manifold problems of dying intestate have been explored in a piece by The Guardian (21 September) where a son tells the tale of what happened when his father died suddenly, at age 71, having not made a Will.

Paul Ilett’s cautionary tale of the difficulties of estate administration, final demands for bills, and even the threat of repossession of his father’s house because of the delay in settling the outstanding mortgage, should be enough for many readers to start thinking about sorting out their affairs.

But, thinking about it is not enough. Anyone who has any amount assets and/or wealth which they would wish to pass as swiftly as possible to their loved ones should make a Will as soon as possible.

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