Saturday 21 January 2017

Free will service to help charity

Published 12/12/2010 | 05:00

A SOLICITOR has come up with a novel, and seasonal, way for people to get an important job off your 'to-do' list.

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Imelda Leahy will draw up a will free of charge for anyone who visits her office on Kilree Street, in Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, this week, from Monday to Friday.

Imelda's only requirement is that callers make a donation for this service to the Irish Cancer Society.

Visitors will be welcomed to the new offices of David Walsh & Company with a cup of coffee and mince pies, while Imelda draws up the necessary documentation, or makes an appointment for a time that suits you.

"For a long time I have admired the work of the Irish Cancer Society and it occurred to me that I could use my skills to raise funds for this charity," Imelda explained.

"Many people put making a will on the long finger. Unfortunately, in some cases where proper planning of one's estate has not been put in place, it has led to unfortunate difficulties between family members.

"It certainly avoids any potential family conflicts that can occur in an intestacy situation. Proper tax planning can minimise any tax liabilities that may occur. I will explain all aspects of making a will including the role of executors, administrators etc. All wills will be made and stored completely free of charge," she added.

Sunday Independent

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