Considering the legacy you want to leave is really important.
Leaving a gift in your will changes the lives of the next generation of LGBTQ+ people.
A will is one of the most important documents you’ll ever write. For LGBTQ+ people, a will is even more important, as many of us have chosen families which are not legally recognised under the law.
It is a legal document that decides how your estate (everything you own) will be distributed after you pass away. A will offers you the opportunity to reflect on your life and consider what kind of legacy you want to leave behind.
In England and Wales, if someone passes away without a will, inheritance rules mean that your estate will be passed to your relatives in a specific order of priority, which might not match your wishes.
Once you have decided on what you would like your will to contain, visit a solicitor to have your will drawn up.
If you don’t have a solicitor, perhaps ask friends and family members for recommendations, or visit the Law Society for solicitors in your local area.
Alternatively, you can write your simple will for free through us, with our will-writing provider Co-op Legal Services.
We offer a free will-writing service, with options to write your simple will over telephone or online. The free service is intended for our supporters, and while you do not have to include a gift to us by using this service, we hope you will consider supporting our vital work making the world a better place for LGBTQ+ people.
You can get started with your free will by clicking below and visiting our partnership with the co-op.
If you would like to discuss this with us before taking any next steps, please email or leave a message on 0345 3 30 30 30 (extension 2).