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Guild Care’s Make a Will Fortnight

Take part in our Make A Will Fortnight scheme and have your Will written, or amended, by a local firm without charge.

What is Make a Will Fortnight?

Make a Will Fortnight is being held from Monday 4th June to Friday 15th June.

Several local solicitors have kindly agreed to take part by writing, or amending, standard Wills free of charge. Instead of charging you a fee your solicitor will ask you to consider making a donation to Guild Care. All solicitors are donating their time and expertise and we are enormously grateful for their support*.

How to take part:

  1. Call a participating solicitor to secure one of the limited appointments available.
  2. After securing an appointment your solicitor may send you a short list of things to consider e.g. your possessions and anyone you wish to benefit from your Will.
  3. The scheme covers a new standard Will or amendment to an existing Will and your solicitor will not charge you a fee. Instead, they will ask you to consider making a suggested donation* to Guild Care in support of their work with local people.
  4. Should your Will require any specialist advice then your solicitor will advise you of this and quote a fee for the necessary extra work, before going ahead.

*Participating firms are supporting this scheme in order to raise funds for Guild Care’s work. Rather than paying your firm’s fee for a new or amended Will, they will ask that you make a donation at your appointment to support our work in providing vital services to local people. We suggest a minimum donation of £50 for a Codicil, £100 for an individual Will or £150 for Mirror Wills (couple), however some participating firm’s usual fees will be higher and they may encourage you to use these as a guide for your donation.

Please note: this is not a ‘free Will’ scheme. Listed firms are kindly supporting Guild Care but we are unable to recommend services.

Why do I need a Will?

It is essential that you make plans for the assets you leave when you die, however large or small, to ensure your money and possessions go to the people and charities that you care about. A Will is particularly important if you have dependent children and for recording your wishes with regards to any pets and your funeral plans.

Having a properly made Will should ensure that the burden of taking care of your affairs is greatly lessened for your family or friends. It will also ensure that, in the case of an unmarried person with no surviving family members, your Estate cannot pass to the Crown (the Government).

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