The children's charity Barnardo’s are working in partnership with QualitySolicitors to provide a Free Will Scheme to the public.
You will make your will in the usual way. The advice you received from QualitySolicitors will be completely independent and impartial and will not, in any way, be affected or influenced by the fact that your will is being drawn under this scheme.
When making your will, friends and family will come first of course. That is entirely natural; but if you could include a gift for Barnardo’s alongside your gifts that that would be hugely appreciated.
Here at QualitySolicitors Chapman & Chubb we are really excited about partnering with Barnardo’s and the Free Will Scheme. There are many people who do not have a will and unfortunately this means that their assets and belongings may not go to the right person upon their death. Therefore, the need to make a will is imperative. This article (http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/jun/02/intestate-will-writing) by The Guardian in 2009 highlights this issue and makes for fairly unpleasant reading if you consider what may happen to your estate in the event of your death when you haven’t made a will. Whilst it was written two years ago its message is still meaningful today.
So if you are 55 or over and are considering making a will then please consider doing it through the Barnardo’s scheme with your nearest participating QualitySolicitor.
For more information please visit http://www.barnardos.org.uk/qualitysolicitors
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