When you ask the average Nigerian “Do you have a Will?” the response is usually “God Forbid, I am not dying soon”. This is majorly due to the cultural belief that only old people should have a Will. This belief has brought about unpleasant consequences for loved ones when an adult family member passes away. Especially when it’s time for their assets to be distributed; like Sade’s case in the video above.
In different scenarios, we have seen members of the extended family lay claim to the properties of the deceased, leaving the immediate family with little to nothing. Other times, the absence of a Will has led to feuds that break the unity between siblings and nuclear family members. All these can be avoided if a Will is in place.
Another reason a lot of people object to Will writing is; “I don’t have a lot of money, why do I need a Will?” However, a Will isn’t just for the rich, it is for everyone as long as you are over 18 years of age and you have assets such as money in your bank account or a retirement savings account (RSA). Other assets you can protect include things like; cars, landed property, precious jewelry, artwork, etc. With a Will, all these assets can easily be distributed according to your wishes when the unexpected happens.
You might say “It is probably a stressful and long process to write a Will and I don’t have the time for that” This is where iWill comes in. iWill allows you to write a Will in 15 minutes or less from your smartphone or computer at your convenience. All you need to do is register and answer a few questions. Once you are done, your Will is ready and you would have protected your loved ones against any uncertainty.
The future is not assured, don’t wait till it is too late. Take action today, protect the future of the people you love and care about by writing a Will.
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