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Will Making Month

09 January 2015

Make your Will this March and support Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees.

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are holding a Will Making Month in March 2015 with the help of local solicitors to encourage more people to make their will.

 Grandmother with granddaughter

Having a Will is the best way to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death. Everyone should have a Will but it is particularly important if you have children, if you live with your partner or if you have a large estate.

 

Research shows that almost two-thirds of people haven't got round to writing a will yet.

By writing a will you can ensure there is adequate financial provision for dependants, as well as specifying who should care for them in your absence.

 

If you die without a Will (called ‘intestate’), there are strict guidelines that must be followed. Don't assume a spouse automatically will collect everything: partners may get nothing, and even a spouse may not get a significant slice of the estate.

 

For your own peace of mind and to avoid undue stress for your loved ones, making a Will is an important step. It is also important to have a properly qualified professional to write your Will – the internet is full of information that can be downloaded for next to nothing – but equally full of horror stories where Wills have not been made correctly.  

 

Make your will this March and help Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees provide services and support for all our older people.

 

• Local solicitors are donating their time and expertise to write wills for Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees supporters. They are:       

 

 

Bryan Hunt

Armitage Sykes Solicitors

01484 538 121 / 01484 714 431

Offices in Huddersfield and Brighouse

 

Maria Lonergan

Brearleys Solicitors

01484 714 400

Offices in Brighouse, Batley, Birstall, and Cleckheaton 

 

Louise Davis 

Switalskis Solicitors

01422 284 350 / 01484 825 200

Offices in Halifax  and Huddersfield

 

Ben Cooper

Eaton Smith Solicitors

01484 821 300

Office in Huddersfield

 

 

• All you have to do is contact a solicitor from the list to make an appointment between 1st and 31st March 2015.

 

• Please say you are calling about Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees ‘Make a Will’ month.

 

• All we ask is that you make a suggested donation of £60 per person or £100 per couple.

 

• This offer covers straight forward wills and does not include home visits.

 

If you would like to speak to someone at Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees about our Will Making Month, please contact us in Huddersfield on 01484 535994 or Halifax on 01422 399830.