It’s not something that I’ve considered before, but no that I have offspring (well one on the way in 1.5 months) it’s something I should put in place.
This webpage does a convincing job of persuading me to get the proverbial ball rolling, and contact a solicitor to get this sorted. Especially as I have a mortgage, and well, 2 dogs as well!
You can use the webpage by clicking on the 3 bits of pink text, and separately, choosing a reason that you haven’t bothered writing a well from the pink drop down menu that appears.
I chose “it’s too expensive”, “I’m too young” (haha) and “it’s too time consuming”. Apparently, it’s not too expensive (normally costs about £150 from my research), I could die anytime and it only takes 1 or 2 appointments to get the will sorted out.
So get going, and contact a solicitor or will writer. After all, you don’t want your kids worrying about finances, when they’ve just lost a love one. Poor Ted wouldn’t know where to start…