Making a Will

We fully understand that you want to make sure your loved ones are properly provided for after your death and it is therefore essential that you have a legally valid Will. Compass Disability Services have teamed up with Legal 365.com to offer you the opportunity to create a bespoke legal Will online completely free of charge. Click on the picture for more information on making a Will.If you want to make sure your loved ones are properly provided for after your death it is essential that you have a legally valid Will.

Did you know?

  • You are free to change your Will as often as you like. A new Will revokes any previous Will. If you have a major change in your circumstances you might want to think carefully about your Will and whether you need to change it.
  • When the Will is signed the witnesses and the person making the will must be together. No witness, or spouse of a witness, can benefit from the Will (in England and Wales).
  • Any legacy to a charity is free of Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax.
  • You can have up to four executors per Will and an executor can benefit from the Will.


Leaving a Legacy for Compass Disability Services in your Will.

Once you have ensured that proper provision has been made for your loved ones, you may then want to consider using your will to improve the quality of life for disabled people by leaving a legacy to Compass Disability Services. Even a small amount can significantly benefit the people that we work with. It is important that our full name, address and charity number is used in full.  Where abbreviations are used, a bequest can be deemed doubtful if contested at a later stage and may require direction from the Treasury Solicitor, which may involve the Executors of the Will additional trouble and possible expense.

We would suggest the following wording be used to ensure your wishes are accurately followed:

I give **% of the residue of my real and personal estate which I can dispose of by Will in any manner I think proper to Compass Disability Services (Registered Charity No: 1099376) of Unit 11-12 Belvedere Trading Estate, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1BH and the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or the proper officer for the time being of Compass Disability Services shall be a complete discharge to my Executors.

or

I give the sum of £** pounds to Compass Disability Services (Registered No: 1099376) of Unit 11-12 Belvedere Trading Estate, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1BH and the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of Compass Disability Services shall be a complete discharge to my Executors.

Compass Disability Services recommends that you seek independent legal advice if you have any concerns relating to your Will.

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