Are online Wills legal in the UK?

Are online Wills legal in the UK?With the constant development of the internet and online services, it seems that there is very little that can’t be done online and this includes Will writing.But the question that people often asks is whether online Wills are actually legal in the UK.We thought that it would be a good idea to write a post that will help explain some of the legalities involved and hopefully clear up any misconceptions about what an...

Can you write a Will online and get it notarized?

Can you just write a Will and get it notarized? A question that occurs to many people is whether it is possible to simply write your own Will and then get it notarized to make it legal. Given that often people feel a Will is simply an expression of your wishes it may seem that going through the time and expense of getting one professionally made is a little over the top. We thought we’d write a post to clear up the...

Do I need a solicitor to make a Will?

Last Will and Testament – overviewMaking a Will is something many people put off but it is one of the most important things we can do to help our families after we are gone.A Last Will and Testament is a method of making sure that your wishes are known and that your dependents are taken care of.What exactly is a Last Will and Testament?Despite the slightly archaic sounding title a Will is something that has real validity and relevance...

Do I still need a Will if I am married?

Do I still need a Will if I am married?People often wonder whether they need a Will if they are married and it’s easy to get confused about the rules.In this post, we’d like to give you the facts around inheritance for married couples.Recently married?The first thing to say is that if you have recently got married then this is the ideal time to review your Will and of course if you haven’t got one, to rectify this.Your Will...

What is a Will codicil?

What are Will codicils and should you use them?A codicil is one of the things that people often think of when they consider Wills but what exactly are they and how are they used?More importantly, should you use a codicil for your Will?What is a Will codicil?When you make a Will you do so based on the assets and with the knowledge you have at the time.However, life moves on and things that you have written in your Will...

Only 1 in 10 people know these 5 facts!

Dying without a Will can have far-reaching consequences for families and loved ones, and yet 70 percent of the UK population have no Will in place. Research has shown that only 1 in 10 people know some of the basic facts about the consequences of dying without a valid Will. 1.     The Rules of Intestacy When someone dies without a Will, all of their possessions and other assets pass in accordance with the rules of intestacy, to specified family members. This means...

The seven most important reasons why you need a Will

The seven most important reasons why you need a WillYour Will is your opportunity to tell people formally how you want things to be handled when you pass on.This is an important document and there are some very good reasons why you should make one.These aren’t necessarily in order of importance, as everyone’s situation is different but we think these are the most compelling reasons why you need to sit down and organise your affairs as soon as you...

Can your executor find your Will?

Can your executor find your Will?There can’t be many people that haven’t seen films or TV shows where the central plot device is the loss and search for a WillIt might be funny on the screen but in real life, the loss of a Will can cause heartache and frustration and can even stop your instructions being carried out.The number one rule – tell your executors where to find your WillThere really is no point in going to the trouble...

Thinking about writing an online Will?

Firstly, congratulations, it looks like you are researching how to sort out your affairs before its too late. Unlike 70% of the UK adult population. Getting organised with your future planning, sooner rather than later can save your family from all kinds of stress, legal implications and save them thousands in legal fees in the process. Great move! Online Wills are great for some people and not so great for others. So how do you know if an online Will is...

Average Cost Of Making A Will

What Is The Average Cost Of Making A Will?What Is A Will? A will is a very important part of elderly life. If you die without a will, your family assets have no protection. There will be not directive to decide who gets what assets which can cause distress in an already unpleasant time. While thinking about death is often difficult or unpleasant, it's very important that you have a will when you die. Even if you consider yourself to...