Know your rights and how choices affect your family’s future

Published: Tuesday 30th June 2015 by Tom Drinkall

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To raise awareness of the importance of planning for the future, Holderness Grange Retirement Village is running an event with support from solicitors at James Legal in Hull. The team has been invited to speak to residents and people living in the surrounding area, on Thursday 23 July and will focus on Wills, property and financial planning.

Age UK estimates that older people in the UK are missing out each year on their entitled share of £5bn in benefits and as part of this event, the team at Holderness Grange will offer a free review of benefits and entitlements. The morning event will include an informal presentation and Q&A to advise on these issues that can affect the whole family.

George Tambaros, from Holderness Grange explains:

“We run a variety of events which are usually very popular with both our residents and the local community. It is so important to plan for the future and ensure that property and finances will be dealt with according to our wishes upon death. Some may think this is a gloomy subject, however, it puts the mind at rest to know that everything is in order.”

“Many of our residents enjoy a sociable and active lifestyle at Holderness Grange and we regularly invite local experts to talk about ways to improve health and general wellbeing. These topics affect us all during our lifetime and the presentation from James Legal complements our itinerary.”

Lindsey Nicklin, private client lawyer at James Legal says:

“With only five per cent of the population having a legally valid Will, all too often the death of a loved causes unnecessary pain and trouble when they pass away without a legally valid will. James Legal Solicitors has found that one way to encourage people to make a Will is to offer the service for free and instead ask clients to make a charitable donation. Anyone who makes an appointment at the Holderness Grange event will also be able to do so.”

“James Legal has taken part in many ‘free Will’ schemes and in the last twelve months alone, has generated donations of over £5,000 to local charities as a result.”

“We promote the many benefits of having a Will, however we know there are many barriers which cause people to avoid preparing one such as ‘I’m not old enough to have a Will’ and ‘I will let my family sort it out when I’m gone’. In reality the problems that arise when a person dies intestate – when they die without a legally valid Will – leaves the family left behind without any idea what their wishes would have been. What would they have wanted for the funeral and how they would have chosen to divide their estate.”

“Families have been torn apart at a time when they should be free to grieve the death of a loved one. With this in mind, we wanted to give people another good reason to make sure they have an up-to-date Will.”

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Published: Tuesday 30th June 2015 by Tom Drinkall

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