Published: 16th April 2020
In these very unpredictable times, it seems more important than ever to have a valid Will in place.
Other than a few specific scenarios, a valid Will requires the Will-maker to sign the Will in front of two adult non-family witnesses.
Given the need for social distancing, self-isolation and the possibility that the Coronavirus may be able to survive on paper for up to 12 hours (meaning it could be transferred person to person just by handling a Will) - you can imagine that witnessing a Will is quite a challenge at the moment.
Well, luckily, we at K J Smith Solicitors love a challenge!
Our expert Estate Planning and Wealth Management lawyers saw this problem as an opportunity to flex their creative problem-solving muscles. The result: "Window Witnessing your Will".
If you would feel more comfortable having your lawyer present to supervise the process via video call, please speak to our team.
At K J Smith Solicitors, our Estate Planning & Wealth Management team are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). This is an internationally recognised organisation whose members consist of accountants and lawyers and who are specially qualified to advise on and assist with Estate Planning & Wealth Management matters.
Our Estate Planning & Wealth Management team are also members of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), a specialist group of lawyers who are qualified to advise more elderly clients on matters of particular concern to them.
We offer a free initial 15 minute telephone appointment to give you the opportunity to speak to us about our Will writing services, before deciding if you wish to proceed in instructing us to act on your behalf.
Please contact K J Smith Solicitors on 01491 630000 (Henley on Thames), 0118 418 1000 (Reading Head Office), 0118 418 1200 (Reading Central), 01256 584000 (Basingstoke), 01483 370100 (Guildford), 01494 629000 (Beaconsfield), 01344 513000 (Ascot), (01635 785 100) Newbury, 01962 587900 (Winchester), 0204 599 7400 (Richmond) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also serve a wide range of other areas including Abingdon, Bracknell, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Slough, Wokingham, Pangbourne, and High Wycombe.
All our offices are easily accessible by road, rail or bus and we are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm. With today's busy schedules, we offer telephone appointments outside normal office hours until 9pm on Thursdays and between 10am and 3pm on Saturdays.
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If you would like to visit our team of family solicitors, we have offices in Henley-on-Thames, Woodley, Reading (Head Office), Reading (Central), Basingstoke, Guildford, Beaconsfield, Ascot, Newbury & Winchester. We serve a wide range of other areas including Abingdon, Bracknell, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Slough, High Wycombe and Wokingham.