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Charity Wills

September is Charity Wills month at Thorntons.

If you own property, have savings, children or other dependents, you should have a Will.

You might assume that you don't need a Will, that your affairs are simple and that your spouse or partner will inherit everything. Unfortunately this is a common misconception and in many cases it isn’t what actually happens.   If you cohabit but aren't married your partner will also have no automatic rights when you pass away, and they will need to make a formal claim through the court if they wish to inherit anything.

If you have children, a professionally drafted Will can set out who will be your children’s guardian(s) if you unexpectedly pass away before they reach they age of sixteen.

When you have a Will in place your wishes are made clear and dealing with your affairs is made much easier and is less expensive for your family.


Make your Will and help Cash for Kids

During the month of September if you make or update your Will with us we wont charge you a fee. Instead we ask that you make a donation to the Radio Tay and Forth Radio listeners charity, Cash for Kids.

Cash for Kids helps many disadvantaged children and young people across Tayside and Fife and last year our generous clients donated £44,000 to Cash for Kids during Charity Wills month.

Making a Will during Charity Will's is easy - 

  1. Book an appointment
  2. Download our Charity Wills guide
  3. Attend your appointment
  4. Sign your Will
  5. Make your donation

Why Thorntons

At Thorntons, our Private Client team can advise you on all aspects of making a Will, including charitable legacies and what you can do to help reduce your potential Inheritance Tax bill.

Making a Will can be simple, but everyone's needs are different so it is important to get the right advice from the start. We will work with you to make sure your Will is right for you and your circumstances.

Book an appointment

Complete your details below or call us on 03330 430150 to book a Charity Wills appointment. The suggested donation to prepare new Wills is £150 for a single Will or £225 for a couple making Wills together.*

*Applies to simple Wills only. If your needs are more complex your Solicitor will discuss this with you.