Cancelling your will is known as revoking your will. You can do this at any time by simply destroying your will, either by tearing it up, shredding it or burning it. If you do this, you should be careful to ensure that no previous executed (signed and witnessed) wills are still in existence. Alternatively, making […]

Witnessing the last will and testament is an essential step in making your will legal. If your will is not correctly witnessed, it is not valid. If you choose invalid witnesses (see below), they will not be able to inherit from your estate. Your will must be signed by two witnesses, in your presence, at […]

Probate is the process of dealing with a deceased person’s estate, including their finances and assets, and then distributing the estate among beneficiaries. With a legal and up-to-date will in place, the executors named in the will have responsibility for probate, so it is important to inform your chosen executors. Our will writing service allows […]

Unless you have legally adopted your step children, they have no automatic right to inherit under the laws of intestacy. The only way to ensure that they will be provided for in the event of your death is to name them as beneficiaries in your will. Using our online will writing service, you can determine […]

Make a Will Online offers superb-value pairs of solicitor-checked wills. Once you have entered your details for the first will, you will have the chance to add a second document. This option is perfect for married couples or civil partners. You can either make a pair of wills or mirrored wills. The difference is that, […]

One important element you can manage in your last will and testament is guardianship of any dependents. When you grant someone guardianship, they have the legal right to be responsible for the food, housing, healthcare and other necessities of someone deemed incapable of providing these things for themselves. This normally means children under the age […]

When you make a will you need to know exactly what you are doing and why you are doing it. If you or your loved ones worry that this may not be the case you should consult a traditional face-to-face solicitor. The test the Courts use (the “Banks v Goodfellow” test) will try to answer […]

If you have a large estate that could be subject to inheritance tax (see here) then your beneficiaries could benefit if you spoke to a specialist. A list of tax planning and private client solicitors can be found on the Law Society website here. Similarly, if you have a complex estate, for example adult dependent relatives […]

Gifts left in wills are one of the major sources of income for UK-based charities. But while almost three quarters of people in Britain support charities, less than one in ten leave a charitable legacy in their last will and testament. Our service allows you to assign a legacy of any size to a charity […]