Mutual British Friendly has made its free will-writing and power of attorney service available to the partners, spouses, parents and children of its members.
The Legal for Life service, provided by Epoq Legal, is available through the income protection provider's mutual benefits offering, and it can now be accessed to create multiple documents - on a discretionary basis - by both members and their families.
According to a protection survey by adviser firm Drewberry, almost one in three respondents admit they do not have a will in place, with just over half (55%) of those over 55 owning a will.
Recent research from Epoq Legal showed 87% of employees who responded to the survey valued legal advice as a benefit, however only 15% received it.
"This all suggests there is a great need for easy and inexpensive access to wills so it's great that British Friendly is offering this service for free," said Roxburgh Financial Management managing director Damian O'Connor.
"Likewise, power of attorney will only become more important as the UK population lives longer, so the more people who can legally protect themselves with this document, the better."
"Some adviser firms offer legal helplines to their clients and our Legal for Life service is designed to complement those extra benefits that adviser firms may offer," said British Friendly product and marketing director Nick Telfer.
"We want to ensure advisers' clients have as much protection in all the important areas of their life as possible, both for themselves and their families."
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