Make a Will Fortnight - 7th to 20th March 2016
A will gives clear instructions about whom you want your possessions, money and property to go to, otherwise your estate may unwittingly go to different people. There are ‘do-it-yourself’ wills which are fine for straightforward cases but a solicitor is recommended for more complex cases. If you already have a will made from a long time ago, you may want to review and change it.
There is a ‘Free Wills Network’ where solicitors partner with charities in the network who offer a free will-writing service in return for a percentage of the estate plus VAT, such as the Stroke Association, Cancer Research UK and Oxfam. This service is mainly offered to the over 55s, and March and October are usually ‘free wills month’.
Not leaving a will could cause problems where your estate could be frozen for years.
Simply call or email your chosen local solicitor directly to arrange an appointment for a time during the fortnight (7-20 March 2016).