At East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau, we can offer advice on writing a will or power of attorney. Our advisers can assist you, by guiding you through the right channels. We can also check if any solicitors in the area are taking part in free will-writing services such as Will Aid or Will Relief Scotland.
Will Advice Services
Our advisers can advise you through the will-writing process. We can explain why it’s important to make a will, and how to go about it legally.
Making a will
Trusts for beneficiaries
Finding a solicitor
Free will-writing services
Where to keep a will
Changing a will
Destroying a will
Making a new will
Challenging a will
Power of attorney
Free Will Services
In Scotland, there are some schemes that provide a free will-writing service in exchange for a donation to charity. We can give you more information on the schemes in our area. And we can show you how to register your interest. Please visit Will Aid and Will Relief Scotland for further details.
Finding a Solicitor
To ensure your will is made correctly, we would advise you to use a solicitor. Or, have a solicitor check it over. This is because if there are any errors in the will, it can cause huge problems after your death. We can help you to find free or affordable legal help.
Make an Appointment
East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau’s will advice services are completely free. If you have any questions regarding how to make a will, please get in touch. You can make an appointment at any of our outreach surgeries or call into one of our drop-in services. Also, if you have any special requirements that would require a home visit please contact us on 0141 775 3220 or email us here and state your needs. We can guide you through the correct legal channels and everything we discuss will be confidential.
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