After many years of procrastinating, I took the plunge and got a will. However, when my father died at an early age, he did not have a will and mum had extra crap to deal with at a time when she had lots of other things to deal with.
It'll cost you a few quid to get a few bits of paper from a solicitor who has cut and paste a few lines from Macrosoft Will:-).
However its best you think and know where your chattles go and decide what your wishes are.
This week coming 8-16 September is Leaving a Charity Gift in your Will Week in the UK
There are a number of ways to leave a gift, the most common are:
• Residuary legacy: a percentage of the residue or balance of your Will, paid once all expenses and monies to family and friends have been accounted for
• Pecuniary legacy: a cash gift - any sum of specified money
• Specific legacy: personal or household effects, for example, stocks and shares, jewellery, car, property
• Reversionary legacy (specific, pecuniary or residuary): left firstly to a ‘life tenant’, for example leaving your house to your daughter for her lifetime, thereafter going to others – such as a charity
• Contingent gift: a gift that has certain conditions attached
• Insurance policies and savings: charities can be named as beneficiaries in your life insurance policy
• In-memoriam gift: whilst not a legacy, some supporters have requested that friends and relatives make an ‘in memoriam’ donation to the MS Trust instead of sending flowers and wreaths for a funeral.
Some charities will pick up the tab if you make a donation. Find out more from your preferred charity.
What's this got to do with research?...This could be the thing can be used to get an researcher involved in MS research......