5 ways we’ve taken the stress out of writing a will
Over 30 million adults in the UK don’t have a will. And who can blame them? It’s complex, stressful and incredibly expensive. At least, that’s the way it used to be...
In 2015, we started Farewill to change the way the world deals with death. Having a will - or not - has a huge impact on the future of families and loved ones, yet between going to work, cooking dinner and bringing up a family, writing a will is the last thing any of us are able to sort out. We knew we had to find a way to help people get it done sooner rather than later.
By blending our legal expertise with smart technology, we made it possible for people to write their will from the comfort and privacy of their own home. Since then, we’ve grown into the biggest and best rated will writer in the UK, helping tens of thousands of people get their wills done along the way. And it’s all because we’ve taken something stressful and made it simple.
Here are the five ways we’ve taken the stress out of writing your will so you can finally get it done…
1. Try us out before paying a penny
One of the biggest frustrations people have with solicitors is that nothing is ever black and white – you often have to commit to getting a will before knowing exactly what you’ll have to pay for it.
Farewill is different.
We let you create an account, write your will online and ask our will specialists as many questions as you like before paying a penny.
Then, once you’re happy with your will, you pay a fixed fee of £90 (or £140 for a couple) to get it checked and approved by our specialists.
2. Get a legal will without taking a day off work
If you’re going to take a day off at work, you probably want to spend it eating fish and chips by the sea or cycling through the countryside with your family.
Where you definitely don’t want to spend it is sitting in someone’s office talking about your will.
That's why we've made it possible to write your will online in as little as 15 minutes.
And if you need a helping hand, our specialists are here to help seven days a week from 9am to 7pm – yes, that means weekends and early evenings too.
3. Write your will by following our simple steps online
“I always thought wills were complicated and difficult. Farewill has completely wiped away any worries on that front.”
Those are the words of Jane, one of our customers who recently left us a five-star review on Trustpilot. And she’s not alone…
People are constantly surprised by how quick and straightforward we make it to write your will – we got rid of all the chewy jargon and underneath it’s actually very doable for anybody.
It really is as simple as filling in our straightforward steps and answering a few questions about yourself and your wishes. We check it, and when you’ve printed and signed it, it’s legal.
4. Update your will as often as you like for just £10 a year
Our lives can change in a matter of seconds. You could move house, buy a fancy car, or there could even be a new member of the family to think about.
But that’s no reason not to write your will today.
With Farewill, you can update your will as often as you like for just £10 a year. Not only that, but you also get unlimited free access to our friendly will specialists too.
5. Save £40 when you sign up with your partner
If you're in a relationship, chances are that you’ll want to write your will at the same time as your partner.
But that doesn’t mean you want your wills to be exactly the same.
You have your own possessions, your own friends to leave messages to, and you’ll probably have your own funeral wishes too.
That’s why we let you sign up as a couple to save yourselves £40, but you still get to write your own personal wills.
Next steps to complete your will
Tap below and follow our simple step-by-step guide to start writing your will online. It’s free to try and, if you want to take a break, you can save your progress and come back to it whenever it suits you.