With changes to the law on what happens to your estate if you die without a Will, local solicitors are urging people to get their affairs in order.
They are offering their services on a voluntary basis to help people write their Will this November during Will Aid’s Make a Will Month. Instead of charging a fee they are inviting the Will-maker to make a voluntary donation to Will Aid.
The suggested donation is £95 for a single basic Will and £150 for a pair of basic matching or ‘mirror’ Wills. All the money donated is shared between the nine participating charities that carry out life changing work here in the UK and around the world.
Most charity Will schemes are aimed at older people. Will Aid is different. It is open to adults of any age and that’s because Will Aid solicitors know how important it is for everyone to have a proper Will.
Shirley Marsland, campaign manager for Will Aid says: “I would urge everyone to think seriously about what would happen if they died without a Will.
“Even if you think your affairs are simple, you can leave a great deal of unnecessary stress and trouble behind you if you die without a Will. Don’t let this happen to your loved ones. In your Will you can leave a lasting record of what mattered to you in life.
“Will Aid is a fantastic opportunity to get an affordable Will and give to good causes at the same time. I urge you to take the first simple step by booking your appointment with a friendly local participating solicitor.
“Making a Will is simple when you have expert help and the Will Aid solicitor will guide you through the process to make it a stress free experience.”
Participating solicitors can be found at www.willaid.org.uk or by calling the Will Aid hotline on 0300 0300 013.