Home > Lifestyle > Seniors and caregivers > News Updated 17 September 2014 Get a will drawn up for free Attorneys around the country are offering to draw up a will for free during National Wills Week. 0 Related Palliative care vs hospice care Dealing with death Ask the Alzheimer's Expert » Ask CyberDoc » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberShrink » The beauty of bones Local anaesthesia: how it works National Wills Week is an initiative by the LSSA (Law Society of South Africa) to encourage more South Africans to get this essential document drawn up.Attorneys participating in the project will write a basic will and testament for free this week, 15-19 September, 2014. Normally a basic will costs between R500 and R1500 to have professionally drawn up, says Barbara Whittle, communications manager at LSSA. More complex wills may push prices up further.Why you need a willHaving an up-to-date will ensures your assets are disposed of according to your wishes after your death. It gives you and your family peace of mind that there will be no misunderstanding about the inheritance of your estate.It is possible to draw up a basic will yourself, but getting this done professionally is reassuring, says LSSA. An attorney has the expertise to ensure the will is legally valid and sets out your wishes correctly. If you die without leaving a valid will, your assets will be distributed according to the provisions of the Interstate Succession Act. Usually this ensures that your spouse and children receive the assets. However, your specific assets may not be left to the person of your choice, and lack of clear instructions is a frequent cause of unhappiness and conflict among family members.Find an attorney participating in National Wills Week, which runs every year in September.Read more: Why you need a living willBelgium gives kids right to die Spiritual care rare at end of life Source:LSSA, National Wills Week informationImage of will: Shutterstock - Olivia Rose-Innes. @ORoseInn NEXT ON HEALTH24X Giving up one food will help your health – and the planet 2020-01-15 14:39 More: Seniors and caregiversNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.