Legacies: the Legal Details

There are three types of gifts that you can leave in your Will:
 
Residuary gift: after gifts to loved ones, you can leave a proportion to charity. This way, you do not need to know in advance how much will be left in your estate, and the gift will adjust automatically with inflation.
 
Pecuniary (cash) gift: This option enables you to leave a fixed sum of money to us. If you want to “inflation-proof” your gift, speak to your solicitor about a residuary gift. 
 
Specific gift: This option means that you can leave a specific tangible item such as a house, piece of jewellery, antique or car as a gift.
 
Protect your family from legal problems and expenses
 
We always recommend you seek legal advice from a solicitor with experience in Wills and probate, when drawing up or making changes to your Will.  
They will know the current correct wording to allow you to leave your gift in the way you wish. A professionally written Will gives you peace of mind and ensures your wishes are carried out. It costs relatively little, especially when compared with the cost of sorting out a poorly drafted Will, or an estate with no Will.
 
We can point you in the direction of suitable solicitors – just email your postcode to: Alastair@apostleshipofthesea.org.uk

Please remember the Apostleship of the Sea in your Will. It costs nothing now, but could be the most important gift you ever make.
 
Charity information to be included in Will: Apostleship of the Sea, 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX Registered charity in England and Wales No. 1069833. Registered charity in Scotland no. SCO43085.
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