Legal advice from Alastair Brown, senior partner specialising in Wills and Probate, at FDR Law, Palmyra Square, Warrington.
Q: Why should I bother making a Will?
A: You can never predict what life has in store, which is why it’s important to know your wishes will be followed after your death.
If you die without a Will, there is a set legal formula for the distribution of your estate which includes bequests to any spouse, children, grandchildren and other blood relatives.
If you’re sharing a home with a loved one who is not protected by marriage or a civil partnership, they could get nothing unless you specifically name them in a Will.
It’s too easy to put off making a Will, so you might like to know there is a special charity Will Week, 12th – 18th May 2014, in aid of St Rocco’s Hospice.
Solicitors at FDR Law will be donating their time for free in return for donations to the Warrington charity. The suggested minimum is £50 for a codicil, £90 for a single basic Will and £150 for a pair of mirror Wills.
All three of the firm’s offices in Warrington, Stockton Heath and Frodsham will be taking part and offering the charity Will-making service.
Last year FDR raised more than £3,600 for St Rocco’s and this year we are hoping to do even better. This is a great way for people to support a worthwhile cause and get a vital legal document drawn up at the same time. It’s too easy to put off making a Will but seize the moment and make today the day you book an appointment and get it sorted.
To book an appointment, call FDR Law on 01925 230000 (Warrington Office) or 01925 604713 (Stockton Heath Office) or 01928 739300 (Frodsham Office). Extra charges may apply for more complex Wills. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.