Making A Will As A Young Person – Why Is It Important?
As a young person, there’s a certain feeling of immortality and a natural high. You’ve graduated University, got your first well-paid job, and you’re living alone in your own place, and you feel pretty good about it, right? So for many young people, the thought of making a will, decided what you’ll do with your belongings and estate once you die, is an alien concept. However, it is important to do so at a young age, but why?
What is the importance of making a will?
The important thing to remember, with any person at any age, is that no one is invincible. People, through accidents or medical conditions or even by the malicious intent of another person, can die at any age without any prior warning. That means that, despite all the thoughts to the contrary, being young doesn’t make you immortal. Due to the unpredictability and random nature of life, it’s important to have a clear plan once you’ve accumulated anything of value, to ensure it goes where you want it to go. While it can seem a little morbid, and in some cases like a preemptive strike, it’s an integral part of ensuring that everything is for when you pass away.
Why Do Young People Leave it?
One of the biggest problems is that this doesn’t occur to most young people. As a result of that, most people aren’t equipped with the knowledge on how to make a will, where to go or who to speak to. As well as this, young people who don’t have the knowledge at that age will be less inclined to go and learn the legal processes, and thus will wait until later life to make a will, putting it off as a part of getting older and not giving much thought to it as an important thing to do.
There are of course important reasons for such an action. For example, if you have young children, ensuring that provision is made for them to be safe and well looked after in the event you were to pass prematurely is vital, and will bring you peace of mind. As well as this, if you have a significant other that you aren’t married to, they will get none of what you own without a will, so creating one will ensure they have a little support in looking after any little ones or just getting back on his/her feet in the aftermath of your tragic passing.
Another reason to consider making a will is if you’re going abroad for a holiday, or planning to spend an extended period out of the country. In strange and foreign lands, the risk of injury or death is arguably higher, so it’s important to make provisions for the worst possible scenario, even if it never happens.
Making a Will Matters
Overall, it is very important to create a will from a young age, particularly if you are in a serious relationship and have young children in your home. While it can be easier to just dismiss the creation of a will as being something to put off until you’re slightly older, with younger children around it may become more of a pressing concern. Ensuring that your children will grow up in a safe and constant environment is something at the forefront of every parent’s mind, and by designing a will with specific instructions on where the kids will go and who will look after them assures that, even once you’ve passed, you’re giving your little ones the best possible future
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28th April 2017 by Braintree Wills