Where’s there’s a will

January 09, 2019 - 11:00am

Where’s there’s a will

Thanks to a partnership with a number of valued local law firms, solicitors can help you write or change your will quickly and inexpensively, during the St John’s Hospice Will Week. These local solicitors provide their time and services to you free of charge and in return for a professionally prepared will, we would be very grateful for a donation to St John’s Hospice. How much you donate is entirely your decision, as a guide (that reflects local prices) our suggestion is £150 for a single basic will or £200 for a pair of basic mirror wills. Naturally if your will is complex, you and your solicitor can agree a separate fee for additional work outside of the St John’s Hospice Wills Week.

Why should I make a Will?

Arranging and keeping a professionally drafted will, which is kept up to date, is one of the most important things you will ever do. Making a will is crucial if you want to be certain that your wishes are met after you die.

A will is also the only way to make sure your money, property, possessions and investments (known as your estate) go to the people and causes that you care about. If you do not make a will the law decides - and this may not be what you want. A will can also reduce inheritance tax for your beneficiaries.

Is it difficult and costly to make a will?

With the right legal advice, writing or changing your will is not difficult.

A valid and thorough will can also reduce the difficulties experienced by your loved ones who are handling your affairs after you die; because they will know that your personal wishes are being met. Without a will the process can be time consuming, costly and stressful at an already difficult time.

It is most important that your will provides for your family, and possibly friends, as this will give you peace of mind.

Why not join up to the St John's Hospice will scheme and tick something off your to-do list for 2019.

The link to download the pack is www.sjhospice.org.uk/willsweek

The website also gives the option to apply for a pack to be sent out in the post.