Astle Paterson supports St Giles Hospice’s ‘Make a Will Fortnight’ 2015

In support of St Giles Hospice, Astle Paterson are to offer appointments free of charge to help you make or update your Will between Monday 5th October – Friday 16th October 2015.  Instead of paying us for our professional advice, we will ask you to make a donation to St Giles Hospice.

St Giles Hospice is a local charity providing high-quality medical and nursing care for local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as offering support for their families and helpers.  All St Giles services are provided free of charge and so they rely heavily on the support of the local community.

If you do not have a Will when you die then the law will decide the manner in which your money, possessions and property are divided – this may not necessarily be what you would have wished for.

A Will is a document by which you appoint others to carry out your intentions after your death – including the manner in which your money, possessions and property are to be distributed between your loved ones.

It is advisable that legal advice is obtained when making a Will; this will ensure that your Will is legally valid and that it is interpreted on your death in the way which you intended it to be.   This is especially so if you believe that your Will may not be not straightforward (for example if you have a business, or if there are several family members who may make a claim against your Estate on your death.)   Further, legal advice can be crucial when seeking to minimise your exposure to Inheritance Tax.

Even if you do have a Will, it is advisable that you review your Will at least every 5 years or after any major change in your life – if you get married (or divorced or separated), have a child or purchase a property.

To make your free appointment please call Astle Paterson on 01283 531366 and ask to speak with Peter Levy or Helen Vorley.  

At your first appointment you will be asked to make a suggested donation to St Giles Hospice of £100.00 for a straightforward Single Will or £150.00 for Mutual Wills.

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