BUSINESS CONTINUES DURING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN
Sadly many businesses have had to close their doors during the coronavirus lockdown but at Roper James we recognise that people may need our services more than ever at this time.
As this article on the BBC News says, Solicitors are reporting a huge increase in demand for will writing services, as the awareness of mortality amid a pandemic increases and those with debts or legacies want to get paperwork in order. http://Coronavirus: Wills ‘being signed on car bonnets’ amid lockdown
It continues by saying that anyone thinking of writing a will is being urged to seek professional advice, as do-it-yourself wills from online templates can risk being illegal and invalidated.
Failing to correctly sign a will in front of two independent witnesses, who are physically present, in England and Wales is likely to lead to a judge ruling the document, and any legacy in it, invalid.
Roper James are happy to help during these unprecedented times. Our Head of Wills and Probate, Melanie Cotterill, can take instructions by telephone, email, Skype or Facetime and draft a Will within a couple of days (even quicker in extremely urgent cases). She can then attend your house with a colleague to witness your signature which finalises the Will. We will of course ensure your safety by maintaining correct social distancing, wearing gloves, sanitising our hands and bringing our own pens.
If you think we can be of assistance, please call Melanie on 07592 532091 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE no obligation discussion to see if she can assist.