Making a Will

A will is the only way you can specify your wishes for your money, possessions, property and who will care for your children, dependents or pets.

If you die without a will, the decision about who inherits your money, property and possessions may be made by the law.

Making a will can simplify the process of sorting out your affairs after death when those close to you are going through bereavement. It can help you to make arrangements. A statement of wishes is a less formal way of documenting information – this can be used alongside a will to give more detail about your wishes for the end of your life and can be updated regularly without legal involvement.

Getting started with your Will

It is common to put this off, but it can be a relatively simple process which can be reassuring when you have it in place. You can do it with a legal adviser who will guide you through it, or you can use guidance that is available online. Working with a legal advisor will ensure your will is written in the correct way and will be legally binding. Citizens Advice and Gov.UK has comprehensive advice on how to write a will.

Some people choose to make donations to charities in their wills. If you would like to make a donation to Rowcroft in your will, please click on this link.

Supporting Rowcroft Hospice’s popular Make a Will Week is a great way of funding hospice services whilst getting your affairs in order.

St Bernard Support is a charity that provides support and assistance to people affected by life limiting illnesses such as cancer, heat disease etc. They offer support with will writing.

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