We caught up Toni Laycock from Parry Carver to find out why they support our charity through our Free Will Writing Scheme and for advice and guidance on the process and importance of making a will.
Why do you support MAAC?
Because it's a vital lifesaving resource.
How many years has your firm been part of the Free Will Writing Scheme?
Why is it important to prepare a Will?
To have your say to choose what you want to happen to your estate after your death.
How is MAAC’s scheme beneficial to Will makers?
It helps asset rich cash poor people have access to will making.
How long does it take to prepare a Will?
I only do straight forward wills on the scheme so 40 min instruction interview and 2 hours admin- including file open, advice letter and draft will, seeking approval and engrossed will and billing also any alterations the client wants thereafter.
Are there any Will-making myths you can dispel?
Yes you won’t die if you write your will! And executors can be beneficiaries too.
How many Wills has your firm prepared for MAAC?
More than 900.
Before making a Will, what do people need to think about?
What their assets are and who they wish to benefit.
Given Covid – can people prepare their Wills without appearing in person?
Yes, we are dealing with everything by telephone, email and post.