Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in locations across England, Scotland and Wales.
An up to date Will written by a solicitor ensures your wishes are respected. It also avoids difficult decisions and legal complications for your loved ones. Free Wills Month allows you to provide for family and friends and leave a gift to your chosen charities, too, should you wish to.
How does it work?
Members of the public aged 55 and over contact one of the firms of solicitors taking part in a Free Wills Month campaign during the designated month to request an appointment.
The solicitor will help draw up a Will that accurately reflects the wishes of the individual or couple. Those taking up the offer are under no obligation to leave a gift to one of the Free Wills Month charities, however, it's hoped that many will see this as a chance to help their favourite cause.
Appointments are limited and are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Once all available appointments are booked, the campaign will close; this may be before the end of the campaigning month.
How do you book an appointment?
Head to the Free Wills Month website, where you can enter your details to find out which of your local solicitors is taking part in the scheme. You can then arrange an appointment either at the solicitor's office or some will offer online/remote appointments.
What sort of will is included?
The campaign will cover the writing of ‘simple’ Wills. If your Will needs some more work, the solicitor may ask you to pay an additional fee to cover any unusual/extra work; however, most people only require a simple Will.
Free Wills Month is intended for individuals or couples aged 55 and over. In the case of couples making ‘mirror’ Wills, it is sufficient that one has reached the age of 55.
Free Wills Month is organised and operated by Capacity Marketing for Charities, on behalf of the Free Wills Month charities, and is run yearly by the organisers, and is an excellent way to make sure you have your affairs in order.