How to get a will signed during coronavirus
The law of signing your will dates back to 1837 and remains in place today. It requires two independent witnesses to be physically present when the will is signed. Whilst there has been a call for this law to be relaxed, particularly in the turbulent times we are facing with the Coronavirus, there are no imminent plans for any changes.
Ensuring that your will is properly executed in accordance with this delicate area of law is vital. If your will is not correctly signed, its validity could be challenged.
So how do you overcome this issue if you need your will signed?
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 we have been supporting the wishes of our clients by arranging very different and interesting ways of signing wills but continuing to ensure that social distancing and the necessary formalities are followed, like those in this BBC news article such as through windows or from a safe distance.
We want to reassure all clients that our Wills, Trusts and Probate Team is set up to help anyone needing assistance during this time to ensure wills are correctly executed at this very sensitive time.
If you would like any assistance, please call us on 01752 203500. Alternatively, email info@GAsolicitors.com and we will be happy to help.