As we grow older we begin making big life choices such as buying a house or land, getting married, having children or perhaps even starting a business. Yet only 40 per cent of us will write a Will.
Thinking about writing a Will can be a daunting experience: where do you start? How long does the process take? How much is it going to cost? All of these questions can be exhausting and if you aren’t sure where to begin, it’s easy to just park the idea and forget about it.
Thankfully, there is now lots of help available if you’re thinking about writing a Will but aren’t sure where to begin. As well as special weeks like Remember a Charity Week, some solicitors such as McClure Solicitors now offer free Wills and free Will reviews, and can reassure you about some of the myths surrounding gifts in Wills. Here are six of the most common.
Myth 1: Making a Will is expensive
A typical Will, will cost around £150, but do check with your local solicitor as they may have offers such as a special reduced price. It’s also worth keeping an eye out for Will campaign weeks such as Remember a Charity Week. Many solicitors will offer reduced Will writing or even free Will writing services during these weeks.
Lancashire Wildlife Trust has recently partnered with McClure Solicitors, who offer free Wills and free Will reviews, regardless if you gift anything to a charity. There's no catch - it’s free for you and free to us.
Myth 2: Making a Will is complicated
It can take less than one hour to write a Will, but being prepared is key and to make it easier for you, we’ve created a handy downloadable document you can print off and take to your solicitor. You can find it at the bottom of our legacy webpage.
Have a think about who you want to benefit from your Will and how much you want to leave them.