Posted by Michelle Young, Will Writing & Estate Planning Expert
Not everyone has a Will when they die. Having a Will in place provides peace of mind, as it ensures all your affairs are in order and that your possessions are given to those that you want. Will Aid Month is the ideal time to consider having one written.
There are many reasons why you should make a Will. Five reasons why you need a Will:
Without a Will, the law steps in and shares out your assets and the courts decide what happens to your children and any other dependents in the event of your death.
Will Aid is celebrating 30 years. It is a charity based scheme to:
Local solicitors and Will Writing companies all over the country waive their fee to write a basic Single Will, write a pair of Mirror Wills or amend an existing Will. In return for writing a Will, they ask for a donation to be made to the Will Aid scheme.
The solicitors offer their Will writing services free of charge primarily to help charities, but there is also the opportunity for them to get potential new customers for the other services that they offer.
There is no fixed amount, but Will Aid recommends a voluntary donation of £95 for single Wills or £150 for Mirror Wills. All donations are distributed to the work of the nine Will Aid charities. However, you can specify a donation to one or more Will Aid charities of your choice in your Will.
Will Aid works with 9 charities, these are:
Since 1998, Will Aid has encouraged over 300,000 people to make Wills. By doing so, they have also raised over £20 million pounds for good causes.
Anyone can apply for a free Will; the scheme does not impose a minimum age on who can apply. This is a charity based scheme, so the number of free Wills available are limited, therefore it is recommended that you register as soon as possible.
Appointments are limited; therefore you should arrange an appointment as soon as possible. The scheme will close as soon as all appointments are booked.
If you require a more detailed or complex Will to be written, Funeral Planning Experts can put you in touch will a local Will Writer.
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We will now match you up with suitable Will Writers who will call you to discuss your requirements. The Will Writers we work with aim to get in touch within 48 hours.
If you are considering writing a Will, you might also be interested in a funeral planning.
A funeral plan allows you to pay for your funeral, ensuring that your loved ones aren’t faced with any unexpected costs.
We will now match you with suitable funeral plan providers who will call to discuss your requirements. The providers we work with aim to get in touch within 48 hours.
To learn about funeral plan packages, we have put together an overview of the different levels of funeral packages available.