The havoc that has been wreaked by the coronavirus crisis on health, family life and the economy among many other things cannot be understated.
Individuals who have been building up a nest take for retirement and to pass on to their family are facing reduced asset values.
But despite the turmoil, there are still opportunities for those who want to put their estate in order.
Ways in which this can be done will be looked at in some detail in the following guide, which is worth an indicative 60 minutes' CPD.
Ima Jackson-Obot is deputy features editor of FTAdviser and Financial Adviser