‘Make a Will Fortnight’ runs from Monday 13 March until Friday 24 March 2017. When you visit one of our partnered solicitors in this time, you can make or amend your will for free, and instead make a donation to Village Aid to support our projects in Africa.
When is it time to review your will?
You may already have a will, but when was the last time it was reviewed? Our lives are changing all the time and it’s important that your will continues to reflect your wishes. Take a look at the following circumstances which may suggest you should take advantage of Village Aid’s ‘Make a Will Fortnight’.
You have new additions to your family: it’s a really exciting time when your family expands. You may want to change your will to include new family members
Your assets have changed significantly: will sometimes need to be updated because you either have increased or fewer assets than you used to. For example, if you have sold your home.
You get married or enter into a civil partnership: if you’ve married or entered into a civil partnership since making your will then your will is invalid unless it states that it was made in expectation of the marriage or civil partnership.
You get divorced/ your civil partnership is dissolved: any gift in your will to your former spouse or civil partner will automatically become invalid once you are divorced/ civil partnership is dissolved. If your former spouse/ civil partner was your executor this will no longer be valid either.
You separate from your spouse or partner: although separation orders have no effect on a will, if you no longer want your spouse or partner to be your executor/ inherit from you, you need to make a new will to reflect your new circumstances.
If your executor or a beneficiary under your will dies: your will may already provide for these circumstances. If it doesn’t you may want to consider altering your will.
If any of the above applies to you, then ‘Make a Will Fortnight’ provides the perfect opportunity to ensure your wishes are fulfilled and your loved ones are taken care of in your absence. Visit our webpage for more information and to make an appointment with one of our partner solicitors.