Will Aid is back

October 15, 2013

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This November, Baines Bagguley Penhale Solicitors are ready and willing to help people put their affairs in order and secure the future for their loved ones. They are offering to write basic Wills without charging their normal fee. All that they ask in return is that clients consider making a donation to Will Aid. The suggested minimum donation is £90 for a single Will and £135 for mirror Wills.

Will Aid is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Over 250,000 people have written their Will through Will Aid since its launch. The money raised is shared by nine UK charities that carry out life-changing work here in the UK and around the world, including Age UK, Christian Aid and Save the Children.

When someone dies without a valid Will, their money and possessions are distributed under the laws of intestacy. Not only can this mean that the people intended to benefit might not do so, but it can also bring loved ones additional stress and heartache sorting out the mess at a time when they are least equipped to cope.

Even if you have a Will it is important to keep it up to date. Experts suggest that a Will is reviewed every five years and updated as and when circumstances change. People named as executors may have died; beneficiaries may have moved and be very difficult to trace; family circumstances may have changed dramatically. There may have been births, deaths, marriages, separations and divorces, all of which may have an impact on the contents of a Will and some of which can affect its validity.

Demand for Will Aid is bound to be high so book your appointment for November as early as possible to ensure that you can take part in the scheme.

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