60% will leave families stranded

Sarah Coles

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No-one likes to think about life after they've passed away, but neglecting the state of affairs you leave behind is a very dangerous business. It means anything you own won't be divided up according to your wishes, but following arbitrary rules. It may leave your spouse in dire straights, and neglect some of your nearest and dearest entirely.

And the number of people sleepwalking into this nightmare is truly horrifying.