Our October 2016 survey of 2,095 UK adults found that although people talk about death at a relatively young age, they don’t discuss writing or having a will with their families until they are 18 years old.
When do we start talking about death?

Which? research has revealed that the average age at which people first discuss death with their parents is 13.

Our October 2016 survey of 2,095 UK adults found that although people talk about death at a relatively young age, they don’t discuss writing or having a will with their families until they are 18 years old.

The survey also found that the average age for discussing the often tricky matters of relationships and finance with family members is 15..

Although many of us would regard conversations around death and wills to be difficult, these subjects are important to discuss. Covering these topics at an earlier age can save stress for loved ones further down the line.

Espe Fuentes, solicitor and head of legal operations at Which?, said: ‘It's never too early to write a will and your actions may prompt family members to do the same.’

If you’re interested in writing a will or just want to find out more about the reasons for making one, call our expert team on 01992 822803 or visit the Which? Wills website.

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