If you’ve been putting off making a will, there has never been a better time - this November is Will Aid.
Will Aid is a fantastic partnership between the legal profession and nine wonderful UK charities. The partnership means solicitors will donate their fee to the charities. All you have to do is visit your local participating solicitor. If you miss out on participating during Will Aid, it is still a good idea to think about creating a will and should seek legal advice.
A survey suggests 58% of adults in the UK still do not have a Will. If you are in the 58%, you should think about creating a will.
Many people have the perception that creating a Will is a long and drawn out process. This could be the case when carrying it out yourself. Not all Wills are valid, and that is why it’s a good idea to have a solicitor draw one up. A poorly written Will can mean it’s invalid and can add extra hassle for your loved ones as they try to resolve legal problems. You are also encouraged to update your Will. If it is very old, your circumstances may have changed in terms of assets and finance.
By taking the time now to help Will Aid, you can have peace of mind while donating money to charitable organisations such as British Red Cross, NSPCC and Save the Children. When your Will is drafted by your solicitor, you’ll be given the chance to donate your solicitors fee. This could be £90 for a basic will, £135 for a pair of basic mirror Wills and £40 for a codicil.
Make sure you take the time to leave your legacy the way you want it.