If you don’t have a proper Will you are urged to hurry to make an appointment with a local Will Aid solicitor. This chance to get an affordable Will and give to charity instead of paying the solicitor only lasts for the month of November. So book an appointment now and be sure not to miss out.
Making a Will is easy to do and gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your family and friends will be looked after and that your possessions will go to those you care about. It’s not only the elderly who need to make a Will. If you have young children it’s important to have appoint guardians for them should the worst happen.
If you have already written your Will, it is important to ensure that it is kept up to date. Experts suggest that a Will is reviewed every five years and updated as and when circumstances change. There may have been births, deaths, marriages or separations, all of which may have an impact on the contents of a Will, and some of which can affect your actual wishes being fulfilled.
Your local Will Aid solicitor will draw up a basic Will and, instead of charging a fee, will ask you to make a donation to Will Aid. The money raised in this way is shared by the nine charities and used to help people in need in the UK and around the world. The suggested donation is just £90 for a single Will, £135 for a pair of mirror Wills or £40 for a codicil (change) to an existing one. All the money donated is shared by nine of the UK’s best loved charities: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland).
None of us likes to think about death but it happens to us all and if we don’t leave a valid Will, we could be leaving a mess for our loved ones to sort out. Many people put off making a Will, even though they know they should. Others just assume that everything will turn out as they would have wanted. In fact, when someone dies without a Will, their estate is distributed according to the old fashioned laws of intestacy. This may leave loved ones with some nasty surprises.
Shirley Marsland of Will Aid says: “Making a Will is one of the most considerate things you can do for your loved ones. If you act now to make a Will with a Will Aid solicitor, not only will your family thank you, but so will nine of the UK’s best loved charities.”
Making a Will with Will Aid is easy – just contact a convenient participating solicitor to make an appointment. You will gain the reassurance of knowing that your Will has been prepared by a legal expert and the satisfaction of being able to help transform the lives of children, families, older people and whole communities in the UK and around the world at the same time.
Participating solicitors in Carrick Gazette circulation area; Smith & Valentine - Ms Shirley McNeill, tel: 01465 712345 - 34 Dalrymple Street, GIRVAN,KA26 9AE; Murray & Tait - Mr Peter Sharp, tel: 01465 713118 - 146 Dalrymple Street, Girvan,KA26 9BQ.