Many people put off writing their will because they imagine it will be an onerous process. However, with South Africa’s appalling festive season road death statistics and more people likely to be on the road to avoid the COVID-19 risks associated with air travel, now is definitely a time when it’s better to be prepared. Here are our three top tips for preparing your will to give you and your loved ones peace of mind before you get on the road.
Draft your will quickly, conveniently, and from anywhere SmartWill has created a platform that makes it simple and quick to create your will online without having to get up from your computer. Once that’s done, all you need to do is print off two copies and sign them.
Keep your will safe A product like SmartCheck, which ensures your will is never lost and proactively contacts all the relevant parties about the existence of your will if you pass away, is the ideal way to store your will and make sure that it can be found and your wishes carried out. You can also give a signed copy to a friend or extended family member so they have it on hand should something happen to you.
Don’t forget your living will A living will is a document you sign that confirms you don’t want any medical treatment that will keep you alive artificially when there is no reasonable prospect for your recovery. This can be a useful indication of your wishes for your family if you are in an accident. Sign a copy, let the relevant people know that it exists, and keep it with your will.
Preparedness can give you the extra peace of mind you need as you head out to take a well deserved break.