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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.

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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 (1994)
I don't know (720)

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