Have you made a Will yet?

We understand how busy the lives of Police Officers, Staff and their families can be, and we know that making a Will may not be at the top of your list of priorities, but no one knows what tomorrow brings.

Finding the time to make a Will can protect your family's future, and provide you with real peace of mind.

Police Mutual don't offer a Will-writing service, but we want you to know about a unique service provided by Will Aid.

What is Will Aid?

Will Aid is a special partnership between nine UK charities and a network of legal professionals in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Every November, participating solicitors agree to waive their fees for writing a basic Will. Instead, they invite their clients to make a donation to Will Aid (although there is absolutely no obligation to do so), with funds collected being used to support nine Will Aid charities, including Age UK, British Red Cross, NSPCC and Save the Children.

What happens if you don't write a Will?

If you die without leaving a Will, your estate will be distributed according to the laws of intestacy, which means your wealth may not benefit the people you had intended.

So writing a lawful and binding Will is the only way to make sure that your wishes regarding your estate are carried out after you're gone - which for most people, means ensuring their family is financially secure.

How to get a free Will

There are only a limited number of appointments available, and these will be offered on a first come first served basis. So if you'd like to take advantage of Free Wills month, you'll need to visit willaid.org.uk. Once you have successfully registered, you will be able to select a participating solicitor in your region, and contact them directly to make an appointment. Your solicitor will provide professional advice on what items you need to take into consideration, and once they have all relevant information, they will draft your Will.

Police Mutual do not provide a will writing service.

Article published on 1 September 2017

Lisa Ward

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Lisa Ward is a Senior Marketing Manager in the Brand and Membership team and is based at the Lichfield office. Lisa enjoys watching gritty dramas and spending time with her family.

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