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How it Works

Writing a Will no longer need to be a stressful affair. Modern times require modern services, and Smart-Will, a trading style of Sanders Fisher Ltd offers a modern way to create and manage your Will. With Smart-Will, your Will can be created on your phone or tablet easily, securely and legally with FREE updates for life.

With a jargon-free user-friendly interface, you can create your own single or mirrored, physical or downloadable legal Will with just a few taps.

Smart-Will is the fastest, most cost-effective way to protect and maximize your family’s estate and assets within minutes. We are confident there is no other quicker way to create your last Will and Testament. Dying without leaving a valid Will can cause your family contentious legal implications and large legal bills. Smart-Will can help avoid this.

Smart-Will is perfect for people that are single, divorced, single parents, married or living together. Users can appoint executors, professional executors, leave to their loved ones gifts of specific possessions, or monetary amounts, appoint guardians and/or substitute guardians in respect of children, easily leave residue to family or specifically to whoever you wish. We also have options for any special requests you may have in regard to your funeral preferences including even leaving video messages to family and friends, and let executors know where any important documents are stored at home.

Smart-Will has relationships with Probate administration solicitors all over the country meaning if you choose us (Sanders Fisher Ltd) as executors, we can find you up to 5 fixed fee probate quotes from solicitors in your region for your consideration, at a time your family needs it most.

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Key Features

With Smart-Will, you get more than just a Will Writing service. Below are some of the key features that come with Smart-Will.

User friendly Interface

Our user friendly interface makes will writing easy and enjoyable.

User Friendly

Simple & effective, Smart-Will has been used by thousands to create legal Wills.

Video Messages

Record, and securely store, a video message for your loved ones.

Legal Experts

Nationwide network of legal experts in all required fields.

Support when you need it.

Stuck? Our team of experts are on hand to help.

Secure Will Storage

Completely safe, completely secure, completely FREE on-site Will storage.

Will Executors

As optional executors, we look after your estate and your family.

Fixed fee Probate quotes

Smart-Will can find multiple fixed fee quotes for probate administration.

Burial Requests App

Simple Wills

Smart-Will allows you to produce a completely legal, personalised Will. Complete our basic template and Smart-Will will post out a physical Will for you to sign, witness, and return in the prepaid envelope for storage in our secure unit.

Complex Wills

If you have complex wishes you’d like to state in your Will, we suggest speaking to us initially about having a premium Will written.

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Guidance

We all have questions, it’s only natural. This section should hopefully answer some of the most frequently and commonly asked questions.

A Will makes it much easier for your family or friends to sort everything out when you die.  Without a Will the process can be more time consuming and stressful. If you don’t write a Will, everything you own will be shared out in a standard way defined by the law ,  which isn’t always the way you might want A Will can help reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that might be payable on the value of the property and money you leave behind. Writing a Will is especially important if you have children or other family who depend on you financially, or if you want to leave something to people outside your immediate family.

Mirrored Wills – Mirrored wills are perfect for married couples, civil partnerships or unmarried couples that virtually have identical wishes.

Smart-Will, allows you to update your Will anytime your circumstances change. Below are the most common reasons you should update your Will.

Family changes – If a baby is born you might wish to add them as a beneficiary You may wish to change gifts for all sorts of reasons, including if beneficiaries die and others need to be added instead, or beneficiaries become richer compared to others, or fall out with you, or even marry people you do not approve of!

Upon marriage – If you marry or enter a civil partnership  your Will is automatically revoked and a new Will should be made. .

Divorce/Dissolution of Civil Partnership - In England and Wales, if you make a Will while married and then get divorced, your divorce can have a direct impact on the terms of your Will. While your Will does remain valid, your ex-spouse would no longer be able to benefit from it They would also no longer be permitted to act as an Executor or Trustee of your Estate This is because, for the Will, they are treated as deceased.

Separation – Review your Will as soon as possible as separation does not have the same effect as divorce/dissolution.

Financial changes – If you would like to give assets to beneficiaries that you have recently acquired, then it is advisable that you update your Will. This works both ways, if you have fallen on hard times and cannot give the specific assets written in your Will, then you need to update it also.

Inheritance tax (IHT) – If your estate has exceeded the IHT threshold (£325,000) since you last wrote your Will, then depending on what has changed, it might be a good idea to update your Will.

Moving abroad – If you plan on moving abroad and gain assets  in the country of residence, it may  be advisable to update your Will

By writing a will you, can precisely determine who will inherit your estate and let loved ones know you have considered their needs. Without a valid Will, your property will be distributed by law and not necessarily  how you would have wished. 

Writing a Will takes away added stress from the family after your death. You can choose who will benefit from your estate and who will manage your affairs after your death as executors.

If you have children under 18, you can nominate (subject to family court approval ) a guardian to  decide who they live with, which schools they should go to and generally manage their wellbeing if they are left without a surviving parent or other person with parental responsibility.  

If you have a preference for a burial or cremation, this can be included.

If you have substantial assets a Will gives the opportunity of reducing your Inheritance Tax liability.