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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C
# Your Say
Poll: Are you worried about not having a will?
Dying intestate leaves the division of your estate in the hands of the law of the land.

AN OPINION PIECE on this morning describes the problems faced by those who are left bereaved by a partner or loved one who dies without having a will in place.

Someone who dies in such a manner is said to have done so intestate – that leaves the division of their money and possessions in the hands of the state, which has specific rules regarding such situations.

In the case of a married couple or civil partnership without children, the law is simple – the deceased’s estate passes to their spouse. Things are a deal murkier for unmarried couples however. But is that something that you worry about?

We’re asking: Are you worried about not having a will?

Poll Results:

Yes (3467)
No (3426)
I have my will long since sorted (1996)
I don't know (720)

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