03 Apr Making a Will under COVID-19 conditions
While many businesses have had to go into ‘hibernation mode’ during the current lock-down situation, Will writers have never been busier. There are a vast amount of very vulnerable and afraid people out there, who are looking to put in place Wills and estate planning provisions to protect their loved ones, should the worst happen to them. Heir Tight Wills are here to help.
Obviously we are having to do things very differently at the moment – as we can no longer visit our clients in their own homes (principally so we don’t put them at risk). That just means we’ve had to ‘think outside the box’ to provide our services more flexibly – to ensure our clients can access the services they need in the way that best suits them, and ensure they get their documents as quickly as possible.
At Heir Tight Wills, the flexibility of our approach now includes taking instructions via telephone & conference calls, video conferencing and emails. We are then providing documents for signing via email or post depending on what the client prefers – so it doesn’t matter where our clients are based, we can still assist them.
We are working extended hours to be able to assist more people, and have put together a Factsheet for people worried about how they can possibly get their Will signed by 2 independent witnesses under the current restrictive conditions, where we all have to practice ‘socially distancing’. The factsheet is available from the ‘Downloads’ section of our website, under ‘Free booklets & Factsheets’, or via the link here.
If anybody needs any assistance with drafting a Will or updating their existing one, or wants to put in place Lasting Powers of Attorney – or alternatives to them in to cover the short-term (as LPAs take ~3 months to register), then please do not hesitate to contact us. In the meantime, keep safe & stay well!