If you are reading this, then you don’t want to make a will.  A lot of heartache is caused by people who do not make wills. If you ever met someone who was searching for a will following the death of a friend or family member, you will know what I mean. So why NOT make a will?


  1. I have nothing to leave but debt so there is no point in making a will.

Don’t be too sure about that.  Very often mortgage debt and credit union debt is covered by insurance and all of a sudden you are no longer in negative equity.  True, you are not around to enjoy the feeling, but there might be others you would like to benefit.

  1. I’m still young so I can always make a will later on.

I firmly believe that you are as young as you feel, but I have also noticed that people die at all ages, sometimes when they least want to.  The time to make a will is when you are in your health and strength.

  1. I can’t bear to think about not being there for my family and thinking about a will makes me feel worse.

All the more reason to make sure that they are looked after in your will.  Your will is your legacy, in more ways than one.  Do you want your family to have to cope with a mess as well as with a loss?

  1. I can’t decide what to do for the best and making a will is too difficult.

That is a common problem.  We can’t see the future and life can be complicated.  The law may have a solution to your problem but the solution has to start with you.  And you can start by talking to a solicitor.  Just don’t imagine that you can have a simple will.

  1. I don’t want to die

Can’t help you there, I’m afraid, but bear in mind that nobody ever died from making a will.   Lengthen the odds by doing it when you are young and healthy.

 And don’t even think about doing it yourself.  As I have said elsewhere, I have sometimes encouraged clients to do DIY Probate and even DIY Divorces, but never, ever DIY Wills.

Maybe you have another reason for procrastinating, but you can break the spell by emailing bradleys@iol.ie, clicking the call button, phoning 014545138 or using the Contact Form.