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October is Free Wills Month: Get Yours Ammended or Written For Free

Vicky 17th Oct 2023 No Comments

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Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in locations across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

We all need to be aware of what happens to all of our assets when the inevitable happens. Whilst this can often feel something we can’t afford to do and we even question whether our “estate” is worth covering.It is also worth having a will.

What is a will?

Your will is how you divide up your estate (which is everything you own that has economic value, from your money to your house to your car) in the way that you want, rather than the way the court decides. For example, if your arch-enemy also happens to be your twin sister then it is likely that you might want to leave her nothing. However, the courts may award her everything you owned if you didn’t leave a will telling them not to, simply because she was a close relative.

An up to date Will written by a solicitor ensures your wishes are respected. It also avoids difficult decisions and legal complications for your loved ones. Free Wills Month allows you to provide for family and friends and leave a gift to your chosen charities too.

A gift in your Will costs you nothing now but can make a difference for years to come.

How to get my free will

To take part in Free Wills Month please scroll down and fill in a few details and click submit. We’ll only contact you about this Free Wills Month campaign (unless you choose further contact from the charities), you will then get access to the details of your local participating law firms.

To read MoneyMagpie’s full guide in estate planning click here.

 

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