Free will writing. Just make a donation if you want - Provided by Oxfam - £Nothing
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Free will writing. Just make a donation if you want - Provided by Oxfam - £Nothing

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Free will writing. On the phone, home visit or at a solicitors.

Already booked my home visit & will donate a sum but you do not have to. Its free.

As an Oxfam supporter we want to offer you the chance to write or amend a simple Will free of charge. It's a great opportunity to make your first will, or update your current Will - without having to worry about the cost. You don't have to include Oxfam in your Will to take advantage of this free service but we would love it if you do.

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The cost of this is exactly the amount I'm planning on leaving.
Spooky or what?

on at least a weekly basis I bang on to my friends about the importance of Wills - not point spending a lifetime bargain hunting if your nearest and dearest can't benefit from it!

October is actually free wills month too though to get one you must be 55 or over.

A number of trade unions also offer free or heavily discounted will-writing as well.

moneysavingexpert.com/fam…lls
Edited by: "LemonHead" 9th Oct 2016

thought you had to be over 55

Voted hot. I got a price a couple of weeks ago which I thought was reasonable at £140, but then they wanted another £890 to store it and make any further amendments.

How long before some sad-act decries those who would have the audacity to take something for nothing from a charity and go to great lengths to tell us all how generous they were with their donation?

mikes123

Voted hot. I got a price a couple of weeks ago which I thought was … Voted hot. I got a price a couple of weeks ago which I thought was reasonable at £140, but then they wanted another £890 to store it and make any further amendments.



Cannot help with storage but Clickdocks is your friend for amendments/codicils and they DO NOT have to be stored or attached to the will BUT someone/everyone must be aware of there existence.

I am aware that some solicitors automatically write themselves into these 'Free' wills as executors - not a good thing in fact a very bad and expensive thing!
Edited by: "Pipcola" 9th Oct 2016

Do you have to support Oxfam. ie make monthly contributions?

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mattholmes

Do you have to support Oxfam. ie make monthly contributions?



No

Do you really need a will with these companies, can I not just write one on Paper and give it my mum?

WARNING !!!! My friends wife did a Free Charity will as she was dying. The solicitor who drew it up named himself as one of the executors (who knew any different?) she died a year ago and the estate is still not settled and the solicitor has run up £11,000 in legal fees. Fine to do a charity will but think carefully if naming the solicitor as an executor.

mikes123

Voted hot. I got a price a couple of weeks ago which I thought was … Voted hot. I got a price a couple of weeks ago which I thought was reasonable at £140, but then they wanted another £890 to store it and make any further amendments.


That's a crazy price. Find another solicitor, just did mine for £200 free storage for life if I ever die!

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johnsymes

WARNING !!!! My friends wife did a Free Charity will as she was dying. … WARNING !!!! My friends wife did a Free Charity will as she was dying. The solicitor who drew it up named himself as one of the executors (who knew any different?) she died a year ago and the estate is still not settled and the solicitor has run up £11,000 in legal fees. Fine to do a charity will but think carefully if naming the solicitor as an executor.



I have heard that before & it doesnt just apply to wills it also applies to trust funds.

Its a major mistake naming a solicitor in either.

Great cause.

And this is not in freebies................... because?

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thomasleep

And this is not in freebies................... because?



Because its an important & a hell of a lot of people havent got one & it saves an upfront cost in the hundreds & when your dead & buried your relatives wont be fighting each other?

Just a thought.

YouDontWantToKnow

Because its an important & a hell of a lot of people havent got one & it … Because its an important & a hell of a lot of people havent got one & it saves an upfront cost in the hundreds & when your dead & buried your relatives wont be fighting each other?Just a thought.



​But, why isn't it in freebies if it's free? Free is free, no matter what the content of the deal

woldranger

​But, why isn't it in freebies if it's free? Free is free, no matter what … ​But, why isn't it in freebies if it's free? Free is free, no matter what the content of the deal



Because more people would see it?

johnsymes

WARNING !!!! My friends wife did a Free Charity will as she was dying. … WARNING !!!! My friends wife did a Free Charity will as she was dying. The solicitor who drew it up named himself as one of the executors (who knew any different?) she died a year ago and the estate is still not settled and the solicitor has run up £11,000 in legal fees. Fine to do a charity will but think carefully if naming the solicitor as an executor.



It's pretty common especially with trusts, my solicitor is down as mine for piece of mind tho.

Who else would people recommend being named to deal with it?

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woldranger

​But, why isn't it in freebies if it's free? Free is free, no matter what … ​But, why isn't it in freebies if it's free? Free is free, no matter what the content of the deal



Depends how you feel about the deal I suppose. We are going to donate money via the will when death occurs so its actually going to cost us but its money we dont have to pay upfront.

Think this is worthwhile but agree with comments around executor side of things. remember you can always walk away if they push to be execute the will. a family member can do this for you just as easily.
ps if you're ever feeling like you're doing charities out of money just google their head offices. oxfam is a great example. they've got an incredible HQ that they work from which is far from the austere space you'd expect based on claims where your money goes! I work for one of the big 6 energy companies and there's barely 2 pennies to scratch together to develop workspace as we're focusing on cutting costs to reduce bills to save money at every turn (we want to keep granny's heating on), but charities don't get any scrutiny and your money doesn't always end up where you'd think! I'd enjoy this freebie while you can...

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do you have to leave everything you own to the Oxfam to get it for free?

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Nectar also has an offer of Oxfam. Support good causes!

Re Storage of will, you can store it with the probate office itself for a one off £20 need to pay again if adding new will or codicil - might be england and wales only though.

There is no chance it will be overlooked as executors will likely need to apply to probate office anyway.

See details via link below.

gov.uk/mak…ill

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harduprich

Re Storage of will, you can store it with the probate office itself for a … Re Storage of will, you can store it with the probate office itself for a one off £20 need to pay again if adding new will or codicil - might be england and wales only though. There is no chance it will be overlooked as executors will likely need to apply to probate office anyway.See details via link below.https://www.gov.uk/make-will/writing-your-will



Excellent point! Thank you

you dont need this,
just write on paper:
i (insert name)
of sound mind give most of my already taxed money to hmrc
the rest of my toenail clippings you can have
(signed)(dated)
Edited by: "effingandjeffing" 9th Oct 2016

Fun fact: the Oxfam CEO enjoyed a wage of £119,560 in 2012. Enjoy, and give lovingly!

shak

Fun fact: the Oxfam CEO enjoyed a wage of £119,560 in 2012. Enjoy, and … Fun fact: the Oxfam CEO enjoyed a wage of £119,560 in 2012. Enjoy, and give lovingly!


I think you'd be hard pushed to find another CEO on 120k a year of a company with 5000 employees and £400m income.

Always remember people, that lawyers make a lot more money out of people who don't make wills than people who do. God knows, I've seen this and it is true.

mikes123

Voted hot. I got a price a couple of weeks ago which I thought was … Voted hot. I got a price a couple of weeks ago which I thought was reasonable at £140, but then they wanted another £890 to store it and make any further amendments.



Wth!, where were they going to store this thing for you at, at all?, FORT KNOX!, damnnnnnnnnn, dwl!. :-(

Just as well then, huh?, lol. :-)

Is there a decent and valid PDF or DOC I could download and print off, and then get witnessed and signed?

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amour3k

Wth!, where were they going to store this thing for you at, at all?, FORT … Wth!, where were they going to store this thing for you at, at all?, FORT KNOX!, damnnnnnnnnn, dwl!. :-(Just as well then, huh?, lol. :-)



lol my thoughts exactly but I couldn't top that comment!

bryngreen

I think you'd be hard pushed to find another CEO on 120k a year of a … I think you'd be hard pushed to find another CEO on 120k a year of a company with 5000 employees and £400m income.



Agreed!, after all, look at Mr. Green, aka Arcadia King Pin.

He's not exactly suffering on Living Wage like most, is he ...

LemonHead

October is actually free wills month too though to get one you must be 55 … October is actually free wills month too though to get one you must be 55 or over.A number of trade unions also offer free or heavily discounted will-writing as well.http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/free-cheap-wills



Good tip, thanx too OP. :-)

YouDontWantToKnow

lol my thoughts exactly but I couldn't top that comment!



Hahahahahaha, thanx.

Zippidee dooda, zippidee da, perhaps?, hehehe. :-)

mikeypr

Is there a decent and valid PDF or DOC I could download and print off, … Is there a decent and valid PDF or DOC I could download and print off, and then get witnessed and signed?



Excellent point actually?!, lool. :-)

backinstock

The cost of this is exactly the amount I'm planning on leaving.Spooky or … The cost of this is exactly the amount I'm planning on leaving.Spooky or what?



I see what you done there

Guys how do I post a deal

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amour3k

Agreed!, after all, look at Mr. Green, aka Arcadia King Pin.He's not … Agreed!, after all, look at Mr. Green, aka Arcadia King Pin.He's not exactly suffering on Living Wage like most, is he ...



Mr Green has pretty much committed fraud.

ZUB4IR

Guys how do I post a deal



Go top left corner, click the menu and click 'share' then choose the categories the deal belongs to. I'm on mobile, desktop maybe a little different.
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