Whilst talking to my sister last night we got onto the subject of making a will and the best way to go about it. We were discussing whether it was better to have one made at the solicitor’s office or to get one of the homemade varieties done. Both have negatives and positives attached to them and it really is a matter of personal choice for each individual or couple.
Getting a professional will made is the path that most people take and this has a couple of advantages. Firstly, somebody else deals with all the legalities and hassle of drawing up the will, getting it signed and keeping it updated. Secondly, it is harder to contest a will made by a solicitor and in many people’s minds it is more legally binding, and thirdly there will always be copies available at your solicitor’s office. The only problem is that these services often come with a hefty price tag as well as having to find the time to actually go and get it done. Also some people distrust solicitors and avoid having to deal with them whenever they can.
These days it is possible to pick up a free will making kit at your local post office and providing that you follow the instructions properly, it is a legally binding document. Apart from being free of cost, this also means that you can change your will whenever you wish to without having to go and see your solicitor of pay a consultation fee. The problem is that you need to make sure that you keep it save and updated and let someone know where to find it in the event of your death, since it will be the only copy available. Also many people will need convincing that it is a legally binding testament of your wishes.
The thing that made me laugh was the story that my sister told me, regarding an old woman that she knows, who changes her will every week! Apparently this woman goes to the post office each week and along with her pension, collects a new will making kit and fills in the details each week with new items and different beneficiaries.
In the latest version she changed her mind about whom to leave her treasured Hungarian goose down duvet and Hungarian goose down pillows to. These will now go to her oldest daughter while her younger one will get her Siberian goose down duvet and no pillows. Her middle child recently upset her and so he will be getting the cheap memory foam mattress which she picked up at a local bed linen sale and which she has every intention making sure that she dies on! We are all waiting to see what she will decide on changing next week, with her son fervently trying to make his peace so that he gets a better deal and has something with happier memories attached to it. I will keep you informed!
All seasons’ Cheap memory foam mattress and Siberian goose down duvet are available at this shop in affordable price. We provide the online services, bed linen sale online and people rush to buy them.