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How do you go about making a will? Might seem like a straight forward question, but i have no idea. Can i just write it down myself or do i need a solicitor? Thank you for your help & advice ๐Ÿ™‚

SandyRhodes
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
lynnibis
lynnibis2 months ago

I have a local will writer who specialises in wills and probate, is not a solicitor. She charged about ยฃ39 for a single person and not quite double for a couple, this was at least 12/14 years ago. She charges ยฃ26 per year to keep in storage (fireproof safe) and that includes as many changes or new wills as you need should circumstances change.

I guess a solicitor would charge more and not be so specialist. Google willmakers in your area under yell.com and phone around. Hope that helps.

I think it will not be 100% safe to write your own unless you had it checked by a legal person, too much could go wrong.

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SandyRhodes
SandyRhodes
Original Poster
2 months ago

Thank you for your reply I appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜ŠI will certainly try googling my area to see what is available.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

You need a professional to do it to make sure that everything is legal and so it can't be contested afterwards. You can use either a will writer or a solicitor. Don't know if this is still a thing but there used to be a free will month, where you can get your will done for free. I would ask people you know for recommendations of who to go with.

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Rockman
Rockman2 months ago

it can't be contested afterwards.

There's always sore losers who think he/she should have had the land (or whatever) that the other son or daughter got and make some kind of trouble (sometimes it comes down to a shooting showdown till one falls).

The best way would be to speak to all involved while the owner of it all is alive and then if someone's grumpy, then he (or she) talks about it there and then.

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SandyRhodes
SandyRhodes
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2 months ago

Thank you, i googled the free will month and while i am a bit too young i will tell my friends as it was 55 and it might be useful to them. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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SandyRhodes
SandyRhodes
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2 months ago

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š i will talk through my wishes with my family once i have them in place. It must be awful for families who have people contest the will.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

SandyRhodes Ahh shame the free will month isn't of use to you but hopefully will be to someone. I think people only contest wills when they feel that they should have gotten more than they did or someone else got something that they wanted, which is just awful. I always think, it was their property, their decision what happens to it.

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Johnny
Johnny2 months ago

There's very good advice about it at Age UK - the countryโ€™s largest charity dedicated to

helping everyone make the most of later life.

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/legal-issues/making-a-will/#

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SandyRhodes
SandyRhodes
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2 months ago

Thank you very much for the link I appreciate it ๐Ÿ™‚

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 months ago

I believe that everyone should have a Will as you never know... and YES there is free Wills month. This link takes you to some useful information, hope it helps. https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/free-cheap-wills/

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SandyRhodes
SandyRhodes
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2 months ago

That's great, thank you very much. I really didn't know where to start and everyone has been so helpful ๐Ÿ˜Š

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