Almost half of UK adults are yet to write a Will with a third claiming that the cost and complexity of doing so is holding them back, new research has suggested.
According to AA Legal Services, half of Brits are yet to write a Will while a third say it's because they are worried about the cost, complexity or involvement of a lawyer.
The Populus study of 18,251 AA members revealed that only half have written a Will and that women are less likely to have done so than men.
Just over a quarter of those surveyed were concerned about the cost of preparing a Will or about having to involve a lawyer in the process, while a small minority simply thought that writing a Will was ‘too complicated'.
"Writing a Will is something that many people find difficult to approach,” said Simon Douglas, Director of AA Legal Services.
"Perhaps unexpectedly the young are least likely to have felt that writing a Will is necessary but even many in their fifties have yet to get around to it. Nearly half of those aged 45-54 and more than a quarter of 55-65 year-olds don't have a Will."
"It's clear that people who haven't made a Will come up with all sorts of excuses why not" Douglas says. "But neglecting it until it really is too late leaves distressing problems for those who are left. It can take months to sort out the estate of those who have died intestate."
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