For most married couples, a joint will is usually the best option. This allows each of you to write your own individual wishes without having to pay for two separate wills. For more complex relationships, a trust may be a better option.
The best type of will for married couples depends entirely on your situation. If it’s the first time either of you has been married and neither of you have children from a previous relationship, a joint will is probably the best option.
Joint wills are a convenient way to write your wills together while also including some of your own individual wishes.
Here are a few reasons a joint will is the best type of will for married couples:
If your situation is more complex, you may be better off setting up a trust. To find out more about setting up a trust, please call us on 020 3695 2090.
A joint will is actually made up of two individual wills – one for each person in the relationship. This gives you the freedom to either echo each other’s wishes or write your own, depending on what’s right for you.
A joint will is a great choice for married couples in the UK. This is because married couples often have shared responsibility over things like:
By making a joint will, you’ll be able to make decisions together to ensure that your family’s future (and your financial assets) are protected.
When writing joint wills, most couples choose to mirror each other’s wishes for things they share responsibility or ownership for. This includes things like:
Each partner may then decide to leave more personal wishes in other parts of their will, including:
A joint will with Farewill costs £140 (saving you £40 compared to the cost of two separate wills). This is cheaper than writing joint wills with a solicitor on the high street, which costs between £250 to £400.
We also offer an update service for £10 a year per person, free for the first year. This allows each of you to update your will anytime your circumstances change.
Here are some of the reasons you may want to update your will in the future:
You and your partner can get joint wills online by using Farewill’s online will writing service. Here’s how it works:
We also offer a telephone service for our single and joint wills. This is perfect for anyone who would prefer to speak to someone over the phone while writing their will, but this may also be a good option if your situation is particularly complex.
Your situation may be considered complex if:
To speak to someone about writing your will over the phone, give us a call on 020 3695 2090.
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Our solicitor-approved will writing service can help you write a will online in as little as 15 minutes.