The daftest reasons why people haven’t made their Will yet

We have heard it all.

Whether it’s a married couple with young children, a business person with a small business that they have built up or a more mature person in their later years with grown up children and grandchildren, Wills seem to be last on their list of priorities.

Here is a list of the most common reasons we hear day in, day out as to why members of the public have not yet made their Wills.

Even though these people are considered intelligent, well informed and have children and families of their own and in most cases own a house, the trio of inertia, apathy and a lack of understanding result in doing nothing. The consequences of not having a Will for your loved ones can be devastating at a time of loss and grief.

We have not placed these in any particular order, just a list of reasons (excuses!) that our team hear on a regular basis.

I’m too young (We hear this most from those in their thirties with children)

I’m too old (We heard this most recently from a 72 year old)

I don’t own anything so I’ve got nothing to leave (But what about Guardians for your children?)

It all goes to my wife/husband/partner doesn’t it so I don’t need a Will (Really is that what you think???)

My children will get everything so I don’t need to bother (Step children?)

The Government sorts it out for me (Yeah right)

I’ll do it when my children are grown up (What? You are kidding me????? Guardianship!!!)

I’ll do it tomorrow/next week/next year… (Mañana)

It could be argued that by not putting a valid Will in place is one of the most selfish acts of an individual. Remember that a Will is never for you, it’s for those you love and care about and most importantly, left behind.

Would any of us really want our memory tarnished by the infighting, uncertainty and sheer selfishness of not thinking about those we care about after we have gone? And we are all going to go, that is guaranteed.

The list of trigger points in most people’s lives to make their Wills include.



Birth of a child or grandchild

Starting a new business

Inheriting money from a relative

Buying, selling or moving house

Death of a relative or a close friend

We know Wills are not the most uplifting subject to discuss but they are critically important for all of us. Even if you don’t use Portcullis to write this document for you, make sure you use a qualified and insured individual or firm to carry this out for you.

Where there’s a will there’s a way is often quoted and where there is no will, there can be devastating consequences for those left behind. Do the right thing and make your Will a priority today.

Please contact us on 01752 401401 to make an appointment with one of our friendly team or complete the enquiry form on the right hand side of this page and we will be in touch.


Steve Molloy
Steve Molloy
16:22 04 Sep 19
Myself and my partner have just made our first wills with Trevor at Portcullis. He made the whole thing very easy and straight forward, in a relaxed and friendly manner. Nice friendly, welcoming and professional more
Tracy Tracy
Tracy Tracy
06:57 30 Aug 19
We cannot thank Trevor & the team at Portcullis enough for the outstanding professional & friendly service provided recently. Excellent customer care which we will recommend to more
Alex King
Alex King
14:07 28 Aug 19
Excellent advise and speedy service in terms of getting the will process done and also great support and advice of whom to talk to on other legal matters after a rather torrid time. The team were considerate and effective and not only provide good service but good coffee too!read more
Linda baker
Linda baker
21:09 23 Aug 19
Just a good experience all round ,we were so comfy with all our questions being fully explained ,from our first contact to the completion of all the required paperwork . Trevor and his team are so nice ,,,can very confidently recommend them more
Roger Baker
Roger Baker
21:02 23 Aug 19
We are so,so impressed with the excellent standard of comprehensive service from Trevor, he has far exceeded our expectations and we feel so grateful to have all our requirements put together,, huge thanks more
Deborah Ward
Deborah Ward
16:23 04 Aug 19
I have had a new Will done and the price was very good ,the staff friendly and helpful and Trevor was very friendly too . I would highly rate themread more
ian williams
ian williams
08:52 01 Jul 19
My wife and myself saw Nick to set up wills - he was extremely helpful and knowledgeable - would thoroughly recommend. Down to earth with a sense of humour is always helpful in these situationsread more
Sarah Brown
Sarah Brown
08:18 12 Jun 19
Sorting our Wills had been something that my partner and I had discussed for a while, but always kept putting it off. From the moment our enquiry was dealt with over the telephone, until the day we went in and signed our wills, the team at Portcullis were professional, explained everything in full (in simple terms) and their friendly approach makes the whole process extremely more
Phil Walsh
Phil Walsh
08:55 13 May 19
My wife and I asked Portcullis to help us write our wills and we were very pleased we did. Appointments were made promptly, everyone had plenty of time for us, everything was explained in terms we could understand and we were encouraged to take time to reflect on any important issue. This was old-fashioned courtesy and friendly service at its bestread more
John Sutherland
John Sutherland
09:44 10 May 19
As they were forces friendly, I approached Portcullis Legals to write a will and finished up with a will, a power of attorney and a trust. Everybody was most helpful and Nick explained everything without any rush and has continued to be a help since and all for a very reasonable price. I would certainly recommend them to my friends and colleagues. Thank more
Kev Bickford
Kev Bickford
14:31 08 Mar 19
I asked Trevor and his team to assist me with the writing of my will. I found them to be thoroughly professional and very helpful and understanding of my needs. I would not hesitate in recommending their services to anyone. Thank youread more
Barbara Cock
Barbara Cock
16:37 10 Jan 19
We found Trevor so easy to deal with. He listened to everything we were concerned about and it was sorted with absolutely no problem. We have no hesitation in recommending Portcullis to anyone looking to get their family finances in more
Charles Eatwell
Charles Eatwell
11:51 07 Jan 19
My wife and I plus had some legal work done by the team. The cost was lower than my local solicitor the process straightforward without any fuss. I would recommend them for providing a quality serviceread more
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