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MAKE YOUR WILL FORTNIGHT 2017

Make, or update your Will this May!

Monday 8th May to Friday 19th May 2017

**FULL DETAILS OF THE SCHEME WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE FROM APRIL**

 

MAKING A WILL

It’s estimated that over two-thirds of the UK population have not made a will. Even if you have, it may have been written many years ago and you might find that your circumstances have now changed and you need to update it.

DRAFTING YOUR WILL

It is always best to ask a legal adviser to draft your will.  He or she will know the correct form of words and can avoid ambiguities and misunderstandings.  Your will should set out the arrangements for distributing your estate including the residue, after your debts and any specific or pecuniary gifts have been paid. You should appoint between one and four people as executors - this can include your Will writer/solicitor. 

ADDING TO AN EXISTING WILL

If you wish to add or alter your existing will you can do this by making an amendment - called a 'codicil'.  In order to do this you will need to contact your legal adviser.  A codicil is a legal document enabling you to alter or add to the original provisions in your will, which is attached to your will.

 

UPDATING YOUR WILL

It is advisable to review your will every five to ten years, or if your circumstances change, to ensure that it still reflects your wishes.   A change of circumstances can include getting married, getting divorced, having children, having grandchildren.

 

Although, St Raphael’s Hospice cannot recommend any specific solicitors, we have a number of ways you can arrange to contact a Solicitor or Paralegal specialist directly as follows:


Will Campaign “In-store”

From November 2016, we will have a team of "in-store" canvassers who will be arranging appointments for a Paralegal specialist to visit you at an agreed date & time in the comfort of your home.  They will produce a will in exchange for a donation to St Raphael’s Hospice.

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Will Campaign "In-store"

or you can call them  to arrange an appointment: Wills & Legal Services:   01885 490 380

 

LOCAL SOLICITORS - 10% SCHEME

We have a list of local solicitors that you can contact if you want to make or change your will. All the Solicitors listed have agreed to donate 10% of whatever fee you pay to them to St Raphael's Hospice.  You can make a will with them anytime of the year.  This is in accordance with the Solicitors Code of Conduct 2007.

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LOCAL SOLICITORS - 10% SCHEME

 

MAKE YOUR WILL FORTNIGHT - MAY

Each year, the Hospice runs a two week promotion - whereby local solicitors provide their expertise to write or change a standard will - in return for a donation to support the Hospice. This scheme raises an average of £20,000 each year for the Hospice and we are sincerely grateful for the Solicitors  continued support.  More information on this annual scheme and the participating Solicitors for next year will be available in April 2017.