Do you have a will? If not, why not?

Do you have a will? If not, why not?

If you want to dictate where your assets go when you die, you need a will. Die without one and on top of the grief, it can cause a financial nightmare for the people you care about. A will can be made cheaply, and sometimes for free (see our Cheap Wills guide). So do you have a will and if not, why not?

Please select ALL of the options that apply to you.

Results

I'm aged under 25 and I DO have a will (25 votes)
My will is up to date 13 votes (52%)
I have a will but it isn’t up to date 12 votes (48%)
I'm aged under 25 and I DON'T have a will (203 votes)
I don’t need one, I’ve nothing to leave 36 votes (18%)
I don’t want to think about dying 12 votes (6%)
It’s too expensive 11 votes (5%)
I don’t really know where to start 45 votes (22%)
Everything will go to my spouse or children anyway 13 votes (6%)
I’m happy to let someone else worry about what happens 4 votes (2%)
I’ve never got round to it 20 votes (10%)
I’m too young to worry about it 58 votes (29%)
Other reason 4 votes (2%)
I'm aged 25-34 and I DO have a will (88 votes)
My will is up to date 69 votes (78%)
I have a will but it isn’t up to date 19 votes (22%)
I'm aged 25-34 and I DON'T have a will (722 votes)
I don’t need one, I’ve nothing to leave 78 votes (11%)
I don’t want to think about dying 24 votes (3%)
It’s too expensive 54 votes (7%)
I don’t really know where to start 148 votes (20%)
Everything will go to my spouse or children anyway 121 votes (17%)
I’m happy to let someone else worry about what happens 18 votes (2%)
I’ve never got round to it 165 votes (23%)
I’m too young to worry about it 89 votes (12%)
Other reason 25 votes (3%)
I'm aged 35-49 and I DO have a will (258 votes)
My will is up to date 188 votes (73%)
I have a will but it isn’t up to date 70 votes (27%)
I'm aged 35-49 and I DON'T have a will (721 votes)
I don’t need one, I’ve nothing to leave 38 votes (5%)
I don’t want to think about dying 12 votes (2%)
It’s too expensive 71 votes (10%)
I don’t really know where to start 173 votes (24%)
Everything will go to my spouse or children anyway 133 votes (18%)
I’m happy to let someone else worry about what happens 10 votes (1%)
I’ve never got round to it 240 votes (33%)
I’m too young to worry about it 11 votes (2%)
Other reason 33 votes (5%)
I'm aged 50-64 and I DO have a will (617 votes)
My will is up to date 447 votes (72%)
I have a will but it isn’t up to date 170 votes (28%)
I'm aged 50-64 and I DON'T have a will (557 votes)
I don’t need one, I’ve nothing to leave 12 votes (2%)
I don’t want to think about dying 21 votes (4%)
It’s too expensive 50 votes (9%)
I don’t really know where to start 116 votes (21%)
Everything will go to my spouse or children anyway 88 votes (16%)
I’m happy to let someone else worry about what happens 7 votes (1%)
I’ve never got round to it 219 votes (39%)
I’m too young to worry about it 4 votes (1%)
Other reason 40 votes (7%)
I'm aged 65+ and I DO have a will (736 votes)
My will is up to date 583 votes (79%)
I have a will but it isn’t up to date 153 votes (21%)
I'm aged 65+ and I DON'T have a will (191 votes)
I don’t need one, I’ve nothing to leave 10 votes (5%)
I don’t want to think about dying 11 votes (6%)
It’s too expensive 19 votes (10%)
I don’t really know where to start 41 votes (21%)
Everything will go to my spouse or children anyway 34 votes (18%)
I’m happy to let someone else worry about what happens 2 votes (1%)
I’ve never got round to it 63 votes (33%)
I’m too young to worry about it 0 votes (0%)
Other reason 11 votes (6%)

           3,415 people have voted.

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