Can I still make a Will in lockdown?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has turned many of our lives upside down, triggering uncertainty and anxiety for many people for a multitude of reasons. Over the last 10 months with the introduction of social distancing, local tier restrictions and national lockdowns, many of us have experienced financial difficulties, mental health struggles as well as health battles, either directly or indirectly as a result of COVID-19.

Whilst there have been many negative impacts of lockdown, for many the interruption of the usual daily routines has brought an opportunity to reflect; to reassess many aspects of our lives, our relationships and our personal finances and to prepare for the future. For those directly impacted by the virus, it has put many things into perspective and highlighted the fragility of life, forcing many to contemplate their own mortality.

Regardless of anyone’s opinion about the rights and wrongs of national lockdowns, most people agree that the overriding motive for such drastic measures has and always will be to protect our loved ones and those most vulnerable. Writing a Will in many ways echoes that very same sentiment. Preparing a Will gives you the power and the control to ensure that your assets, regardless of value, pass to the right people, sometimes with safeguards in place to protect them for many years to come. For parents of young children, having a Will in place enables you to ensure that your children are placed with the people you chose and trust, reassured in the knowledge that they will be raised in a secure home with people that will love and care for them.

Throughout the pandemic Will Writers and Estate Planners have been working around the clock to provide advice to people of all ages and circumstances who want to document their wishes. The pandemic has allowed us to rely on technology to provide a reliable and accessible service to provide a sense of security to a wider range of clients during a period of such uncertainty.

At Expression Wills we are here to support you during this period by offering appointments through video conferencing or on the telephone at a time that suits you. Whilst it’s not possible to meet with you face to face, we can assure you that the level of service you receive from us remains unchanged. We will guide you through the entire process and will be available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Whilst restrictions present a challenge to have your Will signed and witnessed correctly, we will provide you with clear guidance on how to ensure your Will is validly executed.

Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you during lockdown with your Will.

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Laura and Dave

Claire has been really helpful throughout the process. She was particularly supportive in helping us decide who to appoint as guardians and trustees and gave us lots of insightful information to help us make the right decision for our family. We have been really happy with the service and would highly recommend Expression Wills.

thomas templar

I used Expression wills to take out my first will, Claire was very knowledgeable and the process was effortless. I would highly recommend Claire and Expression wills to anyone who needed a will.

Craig Brewer

Had wills completed for myself and my partner, we were already stressed as this was in the middle of our house purchase/sale but Claire made the whole process a breeze. Very informative and helpful every step of the way. Would definitely recommend to anybody thinking of getting a will done