If you’ve been putting off the task of writing your will, this could be a good month to finally do it.
October is “Free wills month”, when a group of well respected UK charities offer members of the public aged over 55 years the chance to have their simple wills written or updated by participating solicitors – free of charge.
The charities involved depend on legacies left in wills, so this is also an opportunity for you to be generous to your favourite good causes.
If you’re interested in this scheme, please go to the Free Wills Month website by clicking on the link below:
Free Wills Month brings together a group of well respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in selected locations around England and Wales.
Charities involved in this scheme must comply with the Code of Fundraising Practice, which is linked below.
The role of the Fundraising Regulator includes developing and maintaining the UK-wide Code of Fundraising Practice and investigating complaints from members of the public about fundraising practice if these cannot be resolved by the charities themselves. The Fundraising Regulator can be contacted on 0300 999 3407 or by letter or email using the details in their webpage which is linked to below.
There is advice on will writing at the Money Saving Expert website by following the link below:
You don’t have to use a solicitor when writing your will. But wills are legal documents, and can be invalidated by mistakes, so it’s important to have confidence that it’s been properly drafted. Solicitors should know their stuff and write you a watertight will that does exactly what you want it to.