Have you written your will?

United States
March 14, 2007 5:13am CST
My husband and I have been discussing having a will done. I'm 31 and he's 34, but we both ride motorcycles and I have cancer, so it has become a recent observation that we may not make it to a ripe old age. Maybe a will is not something that should be put off until retirement or longer. So often, this is what happens, because people just assume that they will make it that far. How old were you when you decided to do yours, if you do have one?
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@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
18 Mar 07
I thought about your question before. When I talked about it to my husband not long ago, he used silence as a response so I thought it was too early to do so. I am 40 and he is 48. So I think there is no time frame or age requirement to prepare the will, it depends on every couples.
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@mrsturner (519)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
I think that it is really important to have a will. Here in Nova Scotia the courts can make any decision they want if you don't have a will - even about your kids. In fact, someone told me that with each child born your previous will becomes invalid, so it's important to keep it updated.
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@BlackBay (584)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
My husband I have a Will and it has to be updated because our daughter is 19 now. It's very important to have in place so the government won't have to decide where your money,home and personal things go. It's important if you have children to have it stated who you want to raise your child in the event that both of you go, you want to a have trust set up for them so your money, life insurance goes to them and be done with the least amount of tax being paid.It also makes sure the child is cared for by people you want not child services until a decision can be made by the courts. If all your wishes are down on paper no can dispute it.
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• Philippines
14 Mar 07
A will is something I have not thought of. Maybe because for now I only have 1 child. And by law my wife and my child will inherit everything I have. No relative no matter how close they are can contest that in court. Its totally different ballgame if you don't have a wife and child/children. Relatives will fight over properties left behind by the disease. Maybe I will have a Will made when I have more than 1 child. There will be certain things that you would like these child to have over the other.