In your last few days, you are in a strong position to drive reconciliation for any family problems or misunderstandings that could be sorted out before you pass on.
You might also want to thank people who have been particular kind and given to you throughout the course of your life, or in the last few months. There is likely to be people who will miss you a great deal and would benefit tremendously from words of reassurance from you.
If you sense it is your last few days, it’s worthwhile calling in your executor and next of kin to confirm any instructions and they know how to access relevant documentation. You can use this checklist as an aide memoir.
Who’s in charge when I die
Your next of kin and your executor(s) are in charge when you die. If you have no will or no close relatives there can sometimes be complications.
Should I make a will
By making a Will you will ensure that your assets, no matter how small, are distributed in line with your wishes.
Making a Will
A will sets out how your estate (your assets) should be distributed, and names an executor(s) to take care of this task. A will is only valid if your signature has been witnessed by 2 adults who are not beneficiaries of the will in anyway.