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Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes

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Benjamin Franklin famously quoted: "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."  While we may dislike the idea of paying tax, we begrudgingly accept this as part of our everyday lives. The same can’t be said for death, with many choosing to avoid the topic like the plague, believing that any kind of estate planning tempts fate.

With half a million people dying in the UK every year and 59% of those not making a will, it is important that these discussions take place. As we all know, death is inevitable, but emotional and technical difficulties that come from administering an estate don't have to be. Estate administration is not always a cut and dry process and this becomes all the more difficult when there is no will.

We recommend discussing your wishes with your loved ones, and if you need any further guidance then please contact me. I am based at our Colchester office and can be reached on 01206 217363 or