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Making a Will or Living Will.

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17/09/2009 15:16

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Preparing or sorting out your affairs both in terms of your estate and your health is a sensitive area.  Currently, I can find, no national HIV organisation that offers a will or Living Will service for HIV+ people.  I have raised this with THT and will post back when I hear more.  The law changed recently on Living Wills so if you already have a Living Will it may well be worth reviewing it to make sure it is still 'legal'.

However, in order to provide some guidance you may be interested in the following -

THT produce a document called "Dealing with Death and Bereavement" - click here.<

For information on Living Wills, THT Direct (0845 12 21 200) , when I called recommended;

Dignity in Dying - www.dignityindying.org.uk< and there Advance decisions section.<

Your local HIV service provider may provide a service so its worth calling them.

For making a will, for your estate.  It seems the common route now is via a solicitor you can find one via The Law Society< website.  

We always strongly recommend you get the appropriate advice, i.e. from a solicitor, on legal matters.

Remember you can always leave a legacy to a charity in your will - Remember a Charity<

Here are some other sites from the web

Directgov - Making a will.<

CAB - Wills.<

www.makingawill.org.uk<

Money Supermarket<

If you are in a same sex relationship or in a civil partnership< you may find the article "Ask a Lawyer: Should I make a will?" from pinknews.co.uk< of interest.

 

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