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 – overview Making 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...