Planning your future care

5) Practical things to do

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Have you made a will? In Scotland only 35% of people have a will. Who would inherit your money , possessions or property – known as your estate? Many people do not know that inheritance is not automatic if you have not made a will. It is not difficult and need not be expensive. The more complicated your finances, the more difficult it will be for your loved ones to sort out.

Who would know where your personal documents can be found such as your will, insurance, birth certificate, marriage certificate, pension, bank, property details etc. Also any important phone contacts or addresses. Who would you trust to be your “contact person”? Do you have a next of kin?

Do you have a Faith or spiritual beliefs. It is important that your family know who to contact to support your Faith?

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