It is possible to write your own Will, or buy a ready-made form to fill in from a high street stationer or the post office.  You can easily download forms from the internet (probably the most risky strategy – are they current, English, legal?).  But, is it a false economy to write a Will yourself?  Just because it’s possible to do something yourself, is it really a good idea?  We can’t be experts in everything.  That’s why people pay others to do something that an expert can do better or quicker or more professionally than we can do it ourselves, and we can ask for their expert opinion on consequences, outcomes and options.  Think of these options: cutting hair; plumbing & electrics; building an extension or house; sewing a wedding dress; creating a website.

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Most of us have lots of things going on in our lives, and making a Will does not seem like the most urgent, so many people put it off until a time that seems better.  They really do mean to get around to it eventually.  Unfortunately, that's why approx. 70% of people die without having a valid Will.  It's simply that the time was never right, not that they didn't mean to! Of course, none of us plan to die anytime soon, but that’s just the problem, things happen that we don’t plan!

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