It's only a piece of paper
Posted on 26th May 2017 at 09:33
A phrase I often hear is:
'We have chosen not to get married because a piece of paper won't change anything.'
And I agree - in terms of their commitment to each other and how they feel about each other anyway. However, legally, that 'piece of paper' makes a huge difference if one partner passes away.
With no will in place, the intestacy rules come into play and beneficiaries have already been decided. For an unmarried couple - the surviving partner is legally entitled to nothing. This can be challenged through the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 but there is no guarantee of success and it is, at best, a very lengthy process. Financial uncertainty at a time of emotional distress.
A piece of paper which removes the uncertainty and unnecessary stress is a professionally drafted will. Making a will removes the need for a 'one size fits all' hierarchy of beneficiaries and puts the control back with the person who has worked hard to accumulate their assets. Making a will is making a choice.
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