National Wills Week is an annual event in South Africa that gently reminds us of the importance of making a will and preparing for the future. Here, we explore some meaningful ways for you to take part:
- Educate yourself: National Wills Week is a great opportunity to learn more about the importance of making a will and the process of estate planning. Attend workshops, read books, and seek advice from estate planning professionals to help you understand the issues involved.
- Make a will: If you don’t already have a will, consider making one during National Wills Week. A will allows you to specify how your assets will be distributed after you pass away, and it can help to avoid disputes among your loved ones.
- Update your will: If you already have a will, consider reviewing and updating it during National Wills Week. This will ensure that your will reflects your current wishes and that your assets will be distributed in the way you desire.
- Get your policies in order: Whether it be funeral policies or full life cover, make sure that all your details are correct and that it is included in your will. If you don’t have any policies to make things easier for your loved ones, visit uApply.
- Discuss your plans with your loved ones: Making a will and planning your estate can be difficult, but it’s important to have open and honest conversations with your loved ones about your plans. This will help to ensure that everyone is on the same page and that your wishes are understood.
- Seek professional advice: Estate planning can be complex, and it’s a good idea to seek the advice of a professional. They can help you to navigate the process and ensure that your will and estate plan are legally valid and enforceable.
By participating in National Wills Week, you embark on a journey to safeguard your assets and to ensure that your loved ones are provided for in the best way possible when you’re no longer with them. It’s a profound act of love and care for those you hold dear.