I have just read with interest the letter from Miss C Witts in your May edition of Mature Times. I have been dealing with my father’s will; he died in January at the grand age of 102. He had nothing to sell and just his bank account and policies so very straight forward, but he had named solicitors as executors. I am here to say that it does cost quite a bit of money for them to deal with this.
There is a lot of free help available and I did get the solicitors to hand over the dealing of all of it to me but of course this cost as well. So my advice is if you only have a straight forward will, leaving your legacies of money, policies, etc, to family, then name someone to be executor. It is not difficult to do and does mean that all the money you leave goes to the people you wanted to have it, and not some faceless person at the end of a very expensive phone call!
I enjoy your paper which I pick up from the library I use on a regular basis.
Hazel Williams, Birmingham