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Wills & Estates’ 1000 Stories campaign follows the journey of real-life people who have struggled due to the lack of or poor Estate Planning by loved ones.
"Everyday matters are almost impossible to administer without a Will"
Emma's sister sadly passed away without a Will. When a loved one passes away without a Will, the family are left to pick up the pieces with unreasonable limitations. During a time when Emma should be grieving for her sister, she is left battling with her insurance company and bank just to redirect her mail and close her accounts.
"While we were trying to organise the paperwork, every time someone called to pass on their condolences, it just compounded the reality of his death"
We reached out to a Victorian-based couple, William and Patricia, who recently had to say goodbye to their son, Glenn, who passed away at the age of 51.
The impact of his death continues to take a strong hold on the couple and the rest of their family. Despite getting used to life without Glenn for the last eighteen months, they are still grieving his death whilst learning about the hurdles of someone passing away without having a Will in place.