You can make a will at home by using an online will writing service. Then you can print and sign it alongside two witnesses to make it legally binding.
Yes, you can write your own will without using a solicitor. Our online will writing service is designed to make this as simple and stress-free as possible, helping you take things one step at a time.
If you require specific estate planning advice or need help with inheritance tax planning, you should use a solicitor to write your will. To find out more about how we can help you with this, please call us on 020 8050 2686.
You can make a will at home by using Farewill’s online will writing service.
Here’s how it works:
It takes most people around 15 minutes to write a will using our online will writing service. However, if you get stuck at any point, you can always save your progress and come back to it later.
Once you’ve finished writing your will, our experts check and approve it within five working days. Then you can print and sign it from the comfort of your own home to make it legally binding.
This means that you can go from creating your account to having a legal will in your hand within just five working days.
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While it’s perfectly legal to write your own will, it is important to have it checked by an expert. This helps to make sure you haven’t made any mistakes or left things open to interpretation, which could open the door to someone contesting your will.
Our solicitor-approved guide is designed to minimise the chances of this happening. You simply input all the necessary information, then we take care of the phrasing for you. However, there are still certain sections that benefit from being checked by experts.
If, for example, you have two children but only choose to leave your estate to one of them, our experts will flag this to make sure it’s your intention. This can really help to make sure that everything in your will is clear and easy to understand, and it also gives you the peace of mind that you’re getting it right.
One of the most frustrating things about making a will with a solicitor is that you have to make an appointment. This usually needs to be within office hours too, which may mean you have to take time off work in order to write your will.
With Farewill, you can write your will online whenever it suits you. And even if you have a question or want to talk things through with someone, our experts are here seven days a week to help you out.
Writing a will with a solicitor can be quite a formal experience. There’s always a lot of focus on money, assets and beneficiaries, which can make the whole thing feel very functional.
When you write a will online with Farewill, you can do those things too – but you can also make your will much more personal. This includes things like leaving messages to your loved ones and telling people what songs you want played at your funeral. You could even include some fun gifts to make your friends laugh when you’re gone.
It can be hard to talk about these things when sitting across a desk with a solicitor, but writing a will on your computer makes it easy.
One of the biggest benefits of making a will at home is the fact that you don’t have to pay to see a solicitor face to face.
One of our recent customers, Amanda, was quoted £225 by a solicitor before deciding to write her will online with Farewill for just £90.
And if you’re in a relationship, you can save an extra £40 by getting joint wills with your partner.
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Our solicitor-approved will writing service can help you write a will online in as little as 15 minutes.