Free will writing this January from Macmillan cancer support. Available to all!
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Free will writing this January from Macmillan cancer support. Available to all!

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Found 5th Jan
Macmillan cancer support charity are currently offering a great initiative to get people to create their dreaded wills!

It isn't something we enjoy thinking about but it could make the world of difference to those we leave behind.

There is no obligation to donate to the charity in your will but it is kindly suggested.

From their website:
This January, we’re offering supporters like you the chance to write your will for free so you can make a difference to the lives and causes that are most important to you.

There are several ways you can write your will with one of our highly-regarded will writing partners. To help you make a decision about which way will be best for you, read through the different options available in the drop downs below.

There is no obligation to leave a gift in your will to Macmillan, but after looking after your loved ones, we do hope you will consider leaving a small percentage of your estate to help fund Macmillan’s services for generations to come. Help protect those precious moments in life that enable people to live life as fully as they can despite cancer.

Do something amazing. Help protect life after life.
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Im sure I read somewhere to be careful leaving a percentage of your estate in the will , if your family want to keep property and there is no money they will have to pay the percentage out of there own pocket or sell it to pay them. Better to make sure there is cash to pay them or make a donation at the time. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Pay and have one written dont feed these vultures!
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November is Will Aid month if you would rather make a donation to one of nine major charities now, rather than leave money in your will.

willaid.org.uk
Everybody shud have 1 nomattter your age. Heat, plus they do good work and yes iv had to use them.
Im sure I read somewhere to be careful leaving a percentage of your estate in the will , if your family want to keep property and there is no money they will have to pay the percentage out of there own pocket or sell it to pay them. Better to make sure there is cash to pay them or make a donation at the time. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
do they not require you to choose their select partner as a will executor - and that's where they nab you on fees?
Heat added. Wasn't aware this service was available
Gotta be too careful of any small print. Frankly, i would be happy to pay £100 odd quid and get will written for properties worth 100's of thousands of pounds. Not to get carried away by free. Nothing would be free without any glitch IMHO.
Pay and have one written dont feed these vultures!
If you're in a Union, quite often they have a service for free. I did mine, just answered hundreds of questions and printed it out.

Just be careful though, avoid having the solicitors be the executor, as they'll either charge a stonking fee to do so or a stonking fee for you to do it yourself. Also avoid having a messy will, they'll actively encourage you to leave lots of individual items to individuals, leave this to X. All that is doing is generating fees for the solicitor in tracing items and people.
Must do it! Don’t want anything to go to my FAMILY ( siblings )

HEAT
Make a fake will in someone elses name with a crooked solicitor, wait till they eventually die then cash in on it. That what happened to my father! For anyone who wants to contest it, they have to raise court actions minimum costing £25k which is effectively a gamble. Courts take on the view that a lawyer (lier) witnessed the signing and as lawyers can't lie ( what a joke) it must be authentic. I have spent £300k to date & still no result.

The reason any solicitor will be happy to make a will for you for free is that they then quite often take over the role as executer & easy money.

If you want your estate to go to your next of kin anyway then forget the middle man is making a will. It just means that less will go to your loved ones.
Edited by: "tan159" 6th Jan
tan1596th Jan

Make a fake will in someone elses name with a crooked solicitor, wait till …Make a fake will in someone elses name with a crooked solicitor, wait till they eventually die then cash in on it. That what happened to my father! For anyone who wants to contest it, they have to raise court actions minimum costing £25k which is effectively a gamble. Courts take on the view that a lawyer (lier) witnessed the signing and as lawyers can't lie ( what a joke) it must be authentic. I have spent £300k to date & still no result.The reason any solicitor will be happy to make a will for you for free is that they then quite often take over the role as executer & easy money.If you want your estate to go to your next of kin anyway then forget the middle man is making a will. It just means that less will go to your loved ones.

​ so whats the best way to cut the middle man?
slaha115 h, 54 m ago

​ so whats the best way to cut the middle man?


Work out your legal next of kin. If your were going to give your wealth to them anyway then don't bother with wills.

If you wanted to give say your house to someone else, put it in their name in your lifetime but make a legal document saying you can stay theor rent free.

Wills just get messy and with current laws are wide open to abuse. The solicitor who "witnessed" my father's will 13 years ago admits that no ID was taken & he didn't even know him yet it's still taken all these years to fight it with no result yet.
Edited by: "tan159" 7th Jan
tan1596th Jan

For anyone who wants to contest it, they have to raise court actions …For anyone who wants to contest it, they have to raise court actions minimum costing £25k


That might be what you're solicitor cost but that is certainly not an accurate statement.
jumpinoffthbed2 h, 8 m ago

That might be what you're solicitor cost but that is certainly not an …That might be what you're solicitor cost but that is certainly not an accurate statement.


Your getting confused about getting your solicitor to write a few poxy letters. Court actions are a different ballgame altogether.

In my neck of the woods, any decent court lawyer will cost £250+ vat per hour. Advocate/solicitors (above your average lawyer) cost £350+ vat per hour.

When you have a court date you will be charged minimum 1hr even if nothing happened on that day. Add on to that getting advocates opinions, summaries are a few thousand on their own. You have to pay for using the court room each time. In lower local Courts if your opposition decide they want a fight expect no less than £50k. In higher courts, expect no less than £100k. Is that what you want your loved ones to go through?
Edited by: "tan159" 8th Jan
tan15912 h, 47 m ago

Work out your legal next of kin. If your were going to give your wealth to …Work out your legal next of kin. If your were going to give your wealth to them anyway then don't bother with wills.If you wanted to give say your house to someone else, put it in their name in your lifetime but make a legal document saying you can stay theor rent free.Wills just get messy and with current laws are wide open to abuse. The solicitor who "witnessed" my father's will 13 years ago admits that no ID was taken & he didn't even know him yet it's still taken all these years to fight it with no result yet.


Then timely going through probate, costs involved in that
Is there any benefit in having a will which states the executor as a family member ?

If no will is written does the person have to apply to become the executor at additional cost ??

Sorry if it is a stupid question but I haven't got a clue as far as these things go...
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