TWO solicitors firms have backed a national campaign urging people to make a will.
Solicitors Tilly, Bailey and Irvine and TMJ Legal Services LLP are taking part in Will Aid’s Make A Will Month in aid of charity.
Instead of charging their usual fees for a basic will during November, the firms, which have offices in Hartlepool, Wingate and Peterlee, will invite people to make a donation to the Will Aid charities.
The suggested donation is £85 for a single will, £125 for mirror wills or £40 for a codicil or change to a previous will.
Will Aid has also teamed up with Certainty, the National Will Register, so that Will Aid clients can register the location of their Will-for free instead of paying the usual fee of £30.
Charity bosses say that when a will is needed, the register enables loved ones to quickly and easily locate it.
They say that if you die without a will, you can cause hardship and stress for loved ones and your assets may not go to the people you want to inherit them.
Will Aid provides an affordable way to help your loved ones by ensuring that they are provided for in the future and to help people in need around the world.
The money raised is shared between participating charities including ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save The Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF and Trocaire.