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The Law Society recently reported that 73 per cent of 16-54 year-olds don't have a will, so perhaps a change in the perception of wills is required?

12 February 2015

An incredible number of people put off making a will and many never get round to making one at all. It is understandable that many people don't want to put their minds to their own mortality and what will happen on their death, so this prompted me to look at the lighter side of making a will.

Funeral wishes often tell you a lot about a person and their view on life. Take the testator who, when asked whether he had any funeral wishes, responded: "Oh I don't care, they can chuck me in a skip!" Or the person who wanted to be cremated and put into a firework, or another who also wanted to be cremated, but wished to form part of a diamond necklace and hung round their partner's neck.

One of my favourites was the husband who said that he wanted to be cremated with his wife's credit cards.

What other legacies of a humorous or unusual nature have I come across over the ...

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