Here’s how our team are preparing Wills whilst maintaining social distancing
We are conscious that the current public health crisis is, understandably, leading many people to either make or revise their Wills.
While several of our team are working from home and are, of course, maintaining social distancing, we want to assure you that we are continuing to take, and progress, Will instructions at this time.
How is the Will-making process different currently?
Traditionally, our approach to the preparation of Wills has been to begin with a face to face meeting with our clients, to explore their personal and financial circumstances and their aims and wishes, and then to offer advice and progress matters from there.
We have adjusted our method of working in light of the Government’s advice and we are instead able to offer video calls with clients via a number of remote methods including Facetime, WhatsApp and Zoom.
Once we have received instructions, we will prepare a draft Will for consideration via email, along with a covering letter addressing both the content of the draft Will and our initial discussions.
Further discussions can take place via phone or video call as and when required.
What about signing the Will?
Again, whilst the Will signing would usually take place at our offices, at the current time we are providing instructions to clients on how to deal with the Will’s execution at home – including the use of innovative methods to witness a Will, whilst maintaining social distancing and isolation.
Where necessary, our team have even arranged for a Will to be signed in the front garden or witnessed through a window – so please rest assured that, as the old saying goes: “Where there’s a will there’s a way!”
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or would like to make or revise your Will.