As we approach the end of November, this will also bring to an end Will Aid for another year. Despite the current Lockdown, our solicitors in Newark and Mansfield have still managed to accommodate taking instructions from clients in a variety of ways from telephone appointments to video calls. Our commitment to giving our time to Will Aid and our dedication to ensuring the people of Newark and Mansfield still have access to making a Will, remains unfaltering in these uncertain times, says solicitor Clare Newton.
There is still time to make a Will under the Will Aid Scheme where our solicitors make no charge for a basic Will and instead you make a donation to Will Aid. The last day for making a Will through Will Aid is 30 November 2020. Our diaries are still filling up, so please contact us as soon as you can to book your appointment.
Making a Will can be daunting especially if you have never done this before, so what can you expect? Well, we can assure you that the process is painless and we can guarantee that all our solicitors are friendly, approachable and will explain things to you without any legal jargon.
We will have an initial appointment via telephone and at that appointment we will ask questions about the following:
- We will ask you about your circumstances including marital status, children and size of your estate.
- We will ask you who you wish to appoint as your Executors, these are the people who gather in your estate, pay your liabilities and then distribute your estate in accordance with the terms of your Will.
- If you have children, we will also ask about who you would wish to appoint as Guardians if your children are under 18 when you die.
- We will ask if you wish to leave any monies or belongings to specific people.
- We will also then ask who you wish to leave the remainder of your estate to once liabilities and any specific monies or belongings have been dealt with.
- You may also wish to include in your Will, any instructions in respect of your funeral arrangements. It’s always helpful if you have given these points some thought before the meeting.
After the meeting we will send you a draft of your Will and once you confirm you are happy with your Will, we send you your Will to sign with instructions on how to ensure it is signed correctly in the presence of two independent witnesses.
Our solicitors look forward to hearing from you and in the meantime, if you have any questions regarding Will Aid or making a Will, please feel free to contact us at Newark or Mansfield.