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
Each year Thorntons offer clients the chance to make or update a Will and we won't 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, Angus, Perthshire, Fife and Edinburgh, and last year our generous clients donated £62,000 to Cash for Kids during Charity Wills month.
Making a Will during Charity Will's is easy -
- Book an appointment
- Download our Charity Wills guide
- Attend your appointment
- Sign your Will
- Make your donation
*The suggested donation is £200 for a single Will and £250 for a couple making Wills together. All donations from Wills made in Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy will go to Forth’s Cash for Kids which supports children in Edinburgh, Lothians, Fife and Falkirk. While donations from Wills made in Angus, Dundee, Perth and North Fife will benefit Radio Tay’s Cash for Kids.
Limited appointments are available. We advise you to book early so you don’t miss out.
*Applies to simple Wills only. If your needs are more complex your Solicitor will discuss this with you.
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.