November - it's Make a Will Month

November - it's Make a Will Month

Date online: 02/11/2015

Been putting off writing or updating your Will? Make a Will and give to charity at the same time this November!

Molesworths have joined forces with Will Aid to offer you professional Will writing services in return for a charitable donation.

This November is Will Aid's Make a Will Month which offers you the opportunity to put your affairs in order, secure your loved one's future whilst giving to some great charities, helping the young, the elderly and whole communities in the UK and overseas.

Molesworths solicitors are inviting you to contact them to book appointments for November when they will prepare basic Wills without charging their normal fee. All that they will ask in return is that you consider making a voluntary donation to Will Aid. The suggested donation is just £90 for a single Will or £150 for a pair of mirror Wills.

The money raised is shared by nine UK charities that carry out life-changing work here in the UK and around the world, namely ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Sightsavers, Save the Children, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland).

More than half of UK adults (53%) don't have a Will and so have not made any legally valid provision for what they would like to happen after their death. Even worse, around one third of people who die each year do so without a Will and their estate is therefore distributed according to a set of rules which cannot adequately cope with modern family circumstances. This can lead to a great deal of stress and uncertainty, as well as financial hardship, for those left behind.

Even if you have a Will it is important to keep it up to date. Will Aid's research shows that almost 60% of people with a Will have not revised it for more than 3 years and these older Wills are almost certain to be out of date – assets will have been disposed of and new ones acquired; children and any named guardians will have grown older; whole families could have been re-configured. Experts recommend routinely reviewing a Will every 3 to 5 years, and making a new Will as soon as significant family changes occur.

Will Aid's Make A Will Month is the perfect opportunity to gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing your affairs are in order and that your wishes will be carried out after your death. In fact, writing a legally valid Will is the only way of ensuring that this happens.

Kerry Hargreaves, Molesworths’ Practice Manager, says:

"Will Aid is a fantastic opportunity to get an affordable Will with one of our friendly and approachable solicitors. They are giving their time without any payment to help people look after their loved ones and, at the same time, to raise funds for very worthwhile causes. This is the perfect opportunity to have a qualified solicitor draw up your Will, protect your loved ones and give to charity at the same time. Please book early as our solicitors tend to fill their appointments very quickly. "

For more information or to make an appointment, you can contact the Molesworths team at mail@molesworths.com or 01706 356666 or visit www.molesworths.com

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.

Molesworths Bright Clegg is a firm of solicitors established in the United Kingdom and is registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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