For many Filipinos, writing a Will is an emotional exercise. Death or dying is not a welcome thought. “Not yet, not now, can’t be now,” is the usual plea. After all, a Will could be controversial and leave in its wake disappointments, tensions and conflicts that can no longer be put under control by the Will-maker when he dies. It is also in many ways a reflection of how a life was lived, whether family was made the priority or if it is the pursuit of material wealth. Many people do not want to know.