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    • Malthusian
    • By Malthusian 9th Mar 17, 9:19 AM
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    What I'm getting to is that luckily we finally managed to get wills done for free through GMB, the union, which my husband is a member of, so if anyone wants to get a free will you can easily through them.
    Originally posted by happyinflorida
    You could have written a free will yourself. Pen, paper and two witnesses cost nothing. I don't advocate DIY Wills, but that is essentially what you have now and you didn't have to go via a trade union to get it.

    There aren't that many people who have sufficient assets that intestacy becomes a problem for them, and yet can't afford to get the job done properly via a solicitor.
    • JimmyTheWig
    • By JimmyTheWig 9th Mar 17, 1:04 PM
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    There aren't that many people who have sufficient assets that intestacy becomes a problem for them, and yet can't afford to get the job done properly via a solicitor.
    Originally posted by Malthusian
    There are plenty of people who are "asset rich and cash poor".
    • Tiko
    • By Tiko 12th Mar 17, 11:45 AM
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    I have had a TERRIBLE experience with the WILLAID scheme and unfortunately I would NEVER advise anyone to join or support it. Last October I made an appointment under the scheme and paid the relevant fee. I had an appointment in what looked like an office that had been rented for the day with an elderly lady from Sidney Torrance and Co. To cut a long story short, six months later and despite MANY phone calls and emails on my part there is still no will. To make it worse, the CEO of Willaid promised more than once to refund my £95 fee so that I could start the process again. He promised me that he personally had authorised the refund then when it turned out that the refund had STILL not been paid despite his assurance, he investigated and assured me - just last week - that the refund had definitely been paid. I offered to send him my bank statements even, just to prove that what I was saying was true and he then mysteriously discovered that the payment had left their bank account but somehow been weirdly paid back to them!!! You could not make it up! I have spent several hours following this over the course of six months - and six months after my will was supposedly going to be written, I have no refund of my £95, no will, and no faith in this scheme.
    • Caroline198611
    • By Caroline198611 29th Mar 17, 11:44 AM
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    Hi my older sister is executor of my parents will, the process has taken 2 years to resolve due to absentee freeholder. We have now been granted the right to buy freehold. What advice I need is where do my rights stand, as a executor my sister has took control will not update me with what's going on, where we are in the process, because she doesn't need the money it seems like I'm at a stand still. I'm 20 years younger than her and could do with the money. She is dragging her heels. I'm not sure where I stand as she said the estate agents, conveyancy and solicitor will not speak to me as I'm not executor, is this right? I'm named as a beneficiary and there are only me and her on the will. I'm fed up of waiting, not having my texts replied to by my sister and generally not knowing what's going on from one week to the next.. It's causing me undue stress I'm only 30 you see and already have no family left just my sister who doesn't seem to be bothered about moving this forward. I need to know if I can ring these people myself and demand a update or not been as I get nothing from my sister. Do I hold any rights here. Thank you in advance any info greatly appreciated..
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