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My dad died without a Will. My mom too. Every day, I bless God for the lives they lived and for the family I was raised in. #NotTooYoungToWill
You see, my dad in particular was one of the most structured human beings I've known. Because he'd had some health challenges before his death, he made his kids co-signatories to his accounts. My mom did too. #NotTooYoungToWill
My dad also had this brown suitcase where he kept important documents. So, after his death, my siblings and I had a record of everything he owned, arranged in order. #NotTooYoungToWill
However, because my mom and dad passed away within a short period of each other and had made each other "next-of-kin", small wahala dey! #NotTooYoungToWill
Bank accounts weren't an issue. Remember I mentioned the kids were already co-signatories. Now that I think of it, that was a testament to the kind of kids my dad raised. Not sure every parent can give kids access to their bank accounts without fear or worry. #NotTooYoungToWill
The problem was fixed assets and work related benefits. Then, there were assets my dad inherited which were co-owned with his own siblings. Another level of complication. So, as there was no Will, my siblings and I held a family meeting. #NotTooYoungToWill
I bless God I don't have an older brother who is one kain or greedy. In less than 15 minutes, we had appointed executors within the family and also decided to seek a Letter of Administration from the courts validating them. #NotTooYoungToWill
That's how we entered Nigeria's legal system. In summary, there were costs, many months of simply waiting and then more costs. A Will would have forestalled all these. #NotTooYoungToWill
I have learned from this experience. Last year, I documented everything I owned and began my Will. Here's why... #NotTooYoungToWill
I am not married and my dad was my next-of-kin when he was alive. If anything happens to me, I need a clear executor to dispose of my assets. I have very clear ideas on who my beneficiaries are and have very clear desires for them. #NotTooYoungToWill
I have an equity stake in a few companies. If I die intestate (without a will), I'm going to create uneccessary hold ups for partners and shareholders. I need a Will. #NotTooYoungToWill
I have #cryptocurrency assets. I must not die without putting in place a method for accessing my secret keys. I shouldn't have wealth floating around in cyberspace. #NotTooYoungToWill
If you have assets, investments or equity in companies, YOU NEED A WILL. #NotTooYoungToWill
If you have loved ones who depend on your income, YOU NEED A WILL. Next of Kin is not the same thing as a legal will! #NotTooYoungToWill
If you have worked hard and don't like the idea of people reaping where they did not sow (if you die intestate) then, YOU NEED A WILL. #NotTooYoungToWill
.@Willpowerng is a simple & secure online Will writing service by @UTLTrustees. UTL is licensed by the SEC and has been managing and protecting assets for 53 years. #NotTooYoungToWill
You can create a simple Will online at willpower.ng. Or, you can complete this contact form and @UTLTrustees will call to answer your questions: tinyurl.com/willpowerng. #NotTooYoungToWill
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