As Halloween approaches you might want to stop and think about what frightens you: whether ghosts and ghouls or monsters and mice, we all have our fears. For many it is a fear of facing their own mortality. This might explain that while most adults no longer check for monsters under the bed, few have the courage to make a will.
Only one third of the Irish population has made a will – scary indeed – especially when you hear the horror stories from the families whose loved ones have died without a will.
The papers report regularly on the family turmoil that occurs when a celebrity dies without a will, yet you do not have to be rich or famous to cause a family feud that can last generations.
We hear chilling tales of accidentally disinherited children and long-estranged parents or siblings inheriting due to a lack of a will or because of a badly written DIY will. Yet few take the simple step to prevent this and ask a professional to write their will.
Don’t Fear The Reaper
Will writing involves a lot of legal jargon which can be off-putting. However, your solicitor will guide you through the arcane language and put it in layman’s terms. When you break it down, like Halloween, once you remove the scary costumes and make up, it’s really not scary at all.
In an age of fractured families and complicated financial affairs it is more important than ever to make a will. So pull back those covers and take a peak under the bed. If you find something spooky, call Ghostbusters; if not, call Eoin O’Gorman Solicitors, our out-of-this-world team will help you overcome your fears. Call us today on 053-9140040 –we promise we don’t bite!