Make it eas­ier with a will

Rutherglen Reformer - - Lanarkshire Legal -

March 1 hailed the start of a new ini­tia­tive aimed at the over 55’s and hopes to ad­dress an is­sue that af­fects many if us but is rarely spo­ken of.

Will Month is a cam­paign to help peo­ple pre­pare or re­fine their will.

Many peo­ple will find them­selves locked in le­gal affairs af­ter the death of a loved one who has left no will or in­struc­tions on what to do af­ter be­reave­ment.

The ab­sence of a will can have a dev­as­tat­ing ef­fect on those left be­hind, and le­gal ar­gu­ments can of­ten be costly and on­go­ing,but this new ser­vice could be the an­swer to the prob­lem.

The idea is to book an ap­point­ment with one of the listed solic­i­tors that is tak­ing part in the scheme.

The com­pany then draws up a will for you and once you have com­pleted the busi­ness, you have the op­tion to do­nate to one of the char­i­ties in­cluded in the event.

It’s quick and easy to do and the few mo­ments you spend do­ing this, could save years of heartache in the fu­ture.

Com­pil­ing and draw­ing up your will is just one of the ser­vices your lo­cal so­lic­i­tor can carry out for you.

When it comes to choos­ing a so­lic­i­tor think care­fully about what type of ser­vice you need, and whether you’d like your so­lic­i­tor to have spe­cial ex­per­tise.

When you have a spe­cific le­gal is­sue, it’s help­ful to have a so­lic­i­tor with spe­cial ex­pe­ri­ence and ex­per­tise in deal­ing with prob­lems or is­sues like the one you’re fac­ing.

All solic­i­tors are qual­i­fied to prac­tise law in gen­eral and firms of solic­i­tors are able to of­fer le­gal ser­vices cov­er­ing a wide range of mat­ters.

How­ever, in­di­vid­ual solic­i­tors within firms may spe­cialise in only one or two ar­eas of law.

And if the firm of solic­i­tors you nor­mally use is un­able to as­sist you with a par­tic­u­lar mat­ter, it will re­fer you to a firm who can.

Pre­pare

A lawyer can help you draw up a will

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