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Nurses Least Likely To Have Written A Will

A recent survey carried out by the Cavell Nurses’ Trust showed that over two thirds of nursing staff don’t have a will. The charity supports nurses who are in financial difficulties or who are going through personal hardships, and the organisers of the survey were shocked to find that such a high number of nurses had not yet – or didn’t intend to – write their will.

Within the general population of the UK, the number of those who don’t have a will is at 53 percent compared to 64 percent of nurses.

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The Cavell Nurses’ Trust intends to raise awareness of this facts through information in May, which is Make A Will month. The charity’s chair, Simon Knighton, said that he understood how busy a nurse’s life can be, and how working around the very ill, and seeing death on a regular basis, can put people off from wanting to think about such things when they finally do have some time off. However, he also understands that without a will it is the family left behind who will suffer, and so they are extremely important.

Some will writing businesses offer a discount for those in nursing, and it is always worth checking out beforehand. 

Can I write a will myself?

As an adult, you can indeed write your own will without the need for professional assistance. However, the many cases of problems which have arisen from a will not being written correctly or in the best way possible, means that your executors may be faced with additional stress and loss of inheritance after your death, should you choose to go down this route.
 
Common mistakes occur when it has not been made clear within the will, precisely how the deceased’s assets are to be distributed, or if the document has not been signed or witnessed legally. These mistakes can later prove to be exceedingly costly for your beneficiaries.
 
A case was highlighted recently when a DIY will took the form of some handwritten notes. The main bulk of the notes had indeed been signed and witnessed correctly, but then the deceased had then gone on to add further notes. There was also considerable ambiguity regarding the wording of the will. 
 
Unravelling the contents of the will, sorting out the legalities and investigating the deceased’s actual wishes may well have cost the beneficiaries considerably more in legal costs, than it would have done so, had the individual sought the advice of a professional will writer from the start.

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