MSE News: Over 55 and haven't made a will? It's Free Wills Month

"Free Wills Month enables over 55's who live in England or Wales to get a will written or amended for free..."
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Over 55 and haven't made a will? It's Free Wills Month


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  • Pincher
    Pincher Posts: 6,554 Forumite
    Just remember it will cost you big if you name the solicitor as the Executor.
  • cinderfella
    cinderfella Forumite Posts: 419 Forumite
    Davenport Lyons of London
  • Sammie_
    Sammie_ Forumite Posts: 116
    Part of the Furniture 10 Posts Combo Breaker
    We have just come back from a Solicitor after having visited for a 'Free Wills Month'.

    He asked how much we would like to donate. I said £40 having no idea what was expected to be honest.

    Whatever he made me feel really bad with his comments to that and asked me to reconsider. I said I had no idea what was expected and asked him for guidance.

    £1000 says he...

    He said we couldn't be expected to have it for nothing. He found out first how much the estate would be worth.

    I picked up the stuff from the table ready to walk out and he still went on.. £500 then says he..

    I just felt really bad and just wanted to get out of there.

    Having got home I looked on the website and saw that the FAQ said..
    "The solicitor will help to draw up a Will that accurately reflects the wishes of the individual or couple. Those taking up the offer are under no obligation to leave a gift to one of the Free Wills Month charities, however, we earnestly hope that many will see this as a chance to help their favourite cause."
    We already have Wills and just wanted a small change.

    Perhaps you might feel I am a skinflint and perhaps I am but I felt cheated.

    So before you go make sure you have the information from the website in case you too are made to feel small.
    I don't post much, but when I do it's all good!! :beer:
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