Free and cheap wills

Save money and give to charity with these two cut-price will campaigns.

There are a few ways to get a will drawn up, but if you want a solicitor to do it for you, you’ll have to pay more than £100.

According to MoneyHelper, a single will drawn up by a solicitor could cost you between £144 and £240, while a joint will could go up to £300.

However, there are a couple of offers which run every year that could bring down those costs:

Free Wills Month

Twice a year, over 55’s can get a free will from participating solicitors. The Free Wills Month campaign runs in March and October each year. There’s no requirement to donate to charities, though it’s hoped people will give something in return for the service.

> Check out Free Wills Month

Will Aid – £100 for a basic will

We did this in 2019. Every November, as part of Will Aid, you can get a “free” appointment with participating solicitors to draw up a will. In return they ask you donate £100 for a single will and £180 for a joint will to one of the partner charities, which includes NSPCC, Save the Children and Age UK.

You can book from the start of September, though these go quite fast. The Will Aid website has a postcode based search option so you can find any solicitors taking part near you.

> Check out Will Aid

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