13th October 2017Category: Working Carers
It is that time of year when we ask you to think about an important document you should have in your life…a will.
To be honest there are other important documents like a Lasting Power of Attorney (click here for more information) but this month if you decide to get a will; you can benefit and we can benefit from it too.
Last year we had great success with this initiative so we are excited to say once again October is ‘Make A Will’ Month.
Before we delve into the details of this initiative, let’s be honest for a second. When we mention the phrase ‘legal documents’, the first thing you might think of is; expense and the second is complicated legal jardon. Don’t worry, you are not the only one. They are two of many reasons why people delay or just don’t get a will. Another huge (but never spoken about) factor is the emotional barriers that pop up when we have to talk about death.
Wills have a lot of emotion linked to them because you are thinking of a world without you existing or it brings back distress of a loved one who has passed away. For many this is too difficult emotionally. However when you are thinking of a will you need to think logically. You need to look at the situation as if you are an outsider looking in. You need to ask questions such as:
There are lots of questions to ask before creating the final draft of a will but there are also things to make a note of:
We are not legal experts but hopefully these questions and lists have got you thinking about a will. With our initiative local companies provide one to one support to create a document that will provide peace of mind.
With the ‘Make a Will’ month initiative you can have a professionally written Will in exchange for a donation to West Cumbria Carers. This will result in peace of mind for your future and the knowledge that you are supporting young and adult carers in the local area. Sounds like a win-win for everybody.
Solicitors involved are:
There are a limited number of appointments available. I would recommend that you call the office you would like to go to and book an appointment. Please mention ‘West Cumbria Carers’ when booking your appointment.
The beauty of these special appointments is you will receive a professionally written will but instead of being charged a set fee you will be encouraged to make a donation to our organisation. How much you donate is at your discretion, however the suggested donation is £100 for one Will or £150 for a joint Will. Please remember this is significantly lower than the amount you would normally be charged for this service.
If you have questions please contact my colleague, Michelle McGibbon by email or by telephoning 01900 821976.
For more information about Make a Will month please click the link.