Wills and trusts

Planning for the future is particularly important if a member of your family has a disability, physical or mental health problem, addiction or long term condition. You may want to make provision for them in your will, and they may need support to manage any money that you leave them.

You also need to consider the impact of making a will or trust. Any money that you leave to the person you care for may affect their welfare benefit entitlement and any financial contributions that they make to pay for their care. It is important to get expert legal advice, and to have a discussion with other family members who may be affected.

We have partnered with Bequeathed to enable you and your family members to create a will for free. The process is simple:

  1. Complete an online form through Bequeathed.
  2. Your form is sent to a solicitor.
  3. The solicitor will then create the final document and send this to you.
  4. You can have a 30-minute video call with a solicitor to discuss your particulars and to check the details.

If you would like to meet with a solicitor face-to-face, we also partner with Edinburgh-based legal firm Blackadders. They offer a free 30-minute consultation on preparing your will, and other legal support such as Guardianship and Power of Attorney. To start using our free will writing service, visit the Bequeathed website.

Free money matters surgeries for carers

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