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Norfolk WILL Help returns this October

Norfolk ‘Will’ Help – Solicitors we need you!
 
Five of Norfolk’s charities are working together again this year to encourage people to plan for the future whilst also raising funds to support their vital work. Norfolk ‘Will’ Help is back this October and thanks to the generosity of local solicitors and Will Writers who are donating their services for free we are able to offer people the opportunity to have professional help to make a will for a suggested donation of £100 for a single will or £150 for mirror wills.
 
Susan Ringwood, CEO of Age UK Norwich said: “Norfolk ‘Will’ Help is a fantastic collaboration of charities and solicitors making a massive difference to the lives of people in Norfolk. In February we had more people wanting to make a will than appointments to offer, so we are urging solicitors from across the county to get on board and support our scheme
 
It is essential to have your future wishes in place whatever stage of life you’re at so that your loved ones are taken care of. It is for this reason that Nelson’s Journey, Age UK Norwich, The Benjamin Foundation, Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind and Big C are working collaboratively to try and help people avoid the pitfalls of not having a will in place.  
 
Lin Whitehead, Partner and Head of Private Client Department at Clapham & Collinge Solicitors said: “We are delighted to be supporting this scheme again, it’s a great for us to help not one but five charities who help improve the lives of a wide range of people in Norfolk. Norfolk Will Help enables us to use our professional skills and make a difference locally which is important as we like to be able to see the impact of our involvement, which is why we’d encourage more solicitors to get involved.”
 
Life is full of twists and turns and none of us can be sure what the future holds. That is why everyone should consider making a will and then aim to review it at least every five years to see if it needs updating to reflect any changes in their personal or financial circumstances.
 
Having a Will allows you to decide what happens to your property and possessions. It puts you in control. If you die without a Will your estate will be distributed in accordance with the Intestacy Rules, which may not be what you wanted.
 
Did you know?
  • If you die without a Will your husband, wife or civil partner may not automatically inherit everything; they may have to share your estate with other relatives such as your siblings.
  • If you are not married or in a civil partnership your partner is not automatically entitled to anything.
  • If you separate from your spouse, they will stand to receive at least a proportion of your estate if you die before your divorce is fully finalised.
  • Marriage or entering a civil partnership will revoke your Will.
Norfolk Will Help takes place during the month of October 2016 and individuals interested in finding a local solicitor to make their will can visit www.norfolkwillhelp.org.uk

Interested solicitors and members of the Society of Will Writers should contact Nelson’s Journey on 01603 431788.




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