Almost 90 Spanish children have already written wills, government figures show

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A TOTAL of 89 Spanish children have already filed their wills, according to new data from the Health Ministry.

The figures showed six in every 1,000 people in Spain, more than 296,570, have written their wills. A total of 70 of the 89 children who have filed wills live in Cataluña, according to the data.

Maria Teresa Barea, of the Andalucia’s College of Notaries, said data showed children who had made wills were more mature than their peers, leading them to ask ‘vital questions’.

They may also have experienced or seen suffering which has led them to think about what they want to happen after they die, Barea added.

Four of the children with wills live in the Valencia Region. Three are from the Canary Islands, two are from Aragon, one if from Andalucia and one is from Asturias, according to the data.

Around 60 per cent of the more than 296,570 who have filed wills are women while 40 per cent are men.

More than half of people aged 65 and over have filed wills compared to two per cent of those aged between 18 and 30.

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