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Writing a Will
« on: Saturday 11 November 23 13:43 GMT (UK) »
Do you have a solicitor to write a will
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Re: Writing a Will
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 11 November 23 15:19 GMT (UK) »
You can do one yourself but I wouldnít advise it. There are Will writing companies but not all have the right qualifications. A solicitor will ensue a Will is watertight and isnít left open to dispute.
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Re: Writing a Will
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 11 November 23 15:41 GMT (UK) »
  Agree - I have written 2 wills, both with solicitors. They were fairly simple and not too expensive.
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Re: Writing a Will
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 11 November 23 22:07 GMT (UK) »
Anyone can write a will but it isnít advisable - there are too many pitfalls. E.G. it can make a difference if the pages are stapled and not held together with a paperclip!

A relatively straightforward will shouldnít cost much and most solicitors will securely store a copy for free.

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Re: Writing a Will
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 11 November 23 22:24 GMT (UK) »
I can't remember how much it cost for OH and I to make our respective wills, but they are now safely housed.  Ours were only each to the other, plus daughter inheriting.

AND somewhere along the line we ensured that the house could NOT be sold to pay for possible care home costs.

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Re: Writing a Will
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 11 November 23 22:31 GMT (UK) »
You've just missed a great deal:
"Every March and October, Age UK takes part in Free Wills Month, offering people aged 55+ the opportunity to have a simple will written free of charge."
  https://www.ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/donate/leave-legacy/free-wills-month/

Obviously, they are hoping that there might be a legacy going their way, but a will is only published AFTER the death.
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Re: Writing a Will
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 12 November 23 07:14 GMT (UK) »
There are many other charities taking part.
The chosen charity pays the solicitor: I don't know whether that means a fixed amount or a certain proportion of the value of the bequest.

Not sure why this was posted in The Lighter Side -- making a will is no laughing matter.

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Re: Writing a Will
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 12 November 23 09:24 GMT (UK) »
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AND somewhere along the line we ensured that the house could NOT be sold to pay for possible care home costs.

How did you manage to do that Bumblebee?  I was under the impression that councils could sell your house even if it is in joint names of other family members.

I haven't checked what the current situation is with that.
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