UPDATING YOUR WILL DURING CORONAVIRUS

Clarkson Hirst Solicitors

We are currently experiencing and international pandemic requiring social distancing and this is an extremely challenging time for everyone.  Many of our clients have decided to review their Will in relation to ensuring that things are in order, just in case. 

When reviewing your Will you ought to consider what needs to be updated, if anything.  It may be that what you decided upon is still relevant today.  On the other hand circumstances could have changed and you may now wish to deal with your assets in a different way.  You may want to leave all or part of those assets that you have to specific people. 

Currently we are all severely limited with regards to our movements so making a Will may be viewed as difficult but it is certainly not impossible.

If you need to update your Will you can make an appointment with us by telephone.  If you do not have a Will and wish to make a new Will you can also have an appointment with us by telephone.  We can draft the Will for you, email it to you or post it to you if you don’t have access to email and have a further telephone discussion to go through the document with you.  The Will can then be signed by independent witnesses such as your neighbours, provided they adhere to social distancing regulations.  For example, a Will can be signed by you and placed on a garden table and the neighbour can then witness the documentation, then send a photograph to us by email or return the original Will and we can check for you that it has been signed correctly.

It is important that you receive expert advice to ensure that you may a Will that does what you want it to do in the event of your death.

We are able to receive your instructions whether you are wanting to make amendments to an existing Will or prepare a new Will without delay.

Do not let Coronavirus and the current movement restrictions present you from taking urgent legal action.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us either by email or telephone at kd@clarksonhirst.com or telephone 01524 39760.

Stay safe.

Clarkson Hirst Solicitors

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