Do I need a will quiz

This “do I need a will?” quiz could surprise you

Chances are, you haven’t thought much about what happens when you die.

by Corissa Nunn
April 13, 2018

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Chances are, you haven’t thought much about what happens when you die.

And why would you? You’re in your prime! And you’re not a millionaire. Death can do one.

Wills are only for the old and wealthy, aren’t they?

Not always. There’s more to a will than meets the eye.

Truth is, there are lots of reasons why you might need a will. The topic of “who gets what” is only one of them… and it might not be the biggest.

Answer these 5 questions to find out what a will could do for you.

1. Do you want to be buried in a pink sequin flamenco costume, in a coffin made of Lego, carried out to the tune of AC/DC’s Highway To Hell?


You definitely need a will to make sure that doesn’t happen. A good will maker (like Farewill) gives you the opportunity to communicate your wishes. Because if you don’t communicate your wishes, who knows what your nearest and dearest (with the very best of intentions) could decide on your behalf?


You definitely need a will to make sure that does happen. A good will maker (like Farewill) gives you the opportunity to communicate your wishes. Because there’s a common misconception that “my relatives know me, they’ll know what I want”... but let’s be honest, no-one’s a mind reader. How many times have you had to fake a smile when you’ve opened a Christmas present?

2. Does anything you own have sentimental value? (A dented but charming watch passed down from your great grandma? A vintage guitar you taught your nephew to play on? A lifesize Lego masterpiece you built with a friend?)


You definitely need a will to make sure this item finds its way to the person who will value it most after you’ve gone. Or else that precious Lego could end up in a skip. (Just imagine.) These are the parts of your story that outlive you and give comfort to those you leave behind, and a will can help you take charge of that story.


Are you sure about that? Give it a minute...

3. Do you own your home?

Yes, with a partner I’m not married to

You definitely need a will, unless you don’t mind your estate (including your home) being handed to your parent(s) or child(ren) instead of your partner. If you don’t have a will, this is automatically decided by the law in the country where you’re a resident. Your partner might be fine with that, of course… or they might not...

Yes, with a spouse

You probably need a will. Did you know your spouse may only be entitled to the first £250,000’s worth of your estate, unless you have a will to say otherwise?

Yes, by myself

OK, this is less of an issue, but you probably still need a will. See question 4.


OK, this is less of an issue, but you probably still need a will. See question 4.

4. Do you have children under the age of 18?


You definitely need a will. Not only to make sure they’re looked after financially, but because that’s where you take care of their guardianship, i.e. deciding who will look after them if you die. If you don’t have this in place, the law will make the decision for you. Frightening fact: 88% of parents with children under the age of 18 don’t have a will.

Not yet

You probably need a will. It’s never too soon to think about this. Once you’ve had the loveable little blighters, you’ll be too busy changing nappies to think about wills. Nope, and I don’t want any OK, you probably still need a will. See question 5.

5. Do you want your loved ones to lose out on £9,700? (That’s the average cost of dying without a will in terms of “lost” assets.)




You definitely need a will. A study of 175,000 people in the UK a few years ago found that your beneficiaries are on average £9,700 worse off if you die “intestate” (without a will) due to the difficulties in tracking down your assets after you’ve gone. Coping with bereavement is tough enough already, without the added stress of logistics and bureaucracy. By appointing an executor for your estate, and giving them the intel they need about where everything is, you can help your loved ones avoid some of this stress.

In short, chances are you need a will.

We can help with that.

Farewill is the UK’s #1 will writer.

We offer the smartest way to make your will: online, legally binding, in 15 minutes, for only £90.

Tens of thousands have used Farewill to tick “get a will sorted” off their to-do list. It’s earned us a score of 9.6/10 on Trustpilot, an independent review site.

Want to see how quick and easy it is to get started? Take a look.

What sets us apart from the other options out there?

Unlike other online will makers, we offer support 7 days a week, 9am-9pm. You can call us on 020 8050 2686 or reach us through online chat (average response time 2 minutes). We know making a will can feel daunting, that’s why we’re here to walk you through it. There’s no such thing as a “silly question”.

Unlike a solicitor’s office, we give you lifetime access to an online dashboard where you can manage your will. The control is in your hands: make updates whenever you like, or print it again if you lose it. No need to start from scratch. And you’ll save around £150. (We adhere to the same strict standards as a solicitor would, so there’s no compromise on quality.)

Unlike a DIY will kit, we have a team of in-house experts who check every will by hand to make sure it’s watertight and legally binding. And we give your will the treatment it deserves: not a dry heap of legalese, but a chapter of your story, with a chance to write a personal message if you choose.

So if you...

…never realised you needed a will until today ...want the peace of mind of knowing your outro is in order and your loved ones will be taken care of after you die ...see the value of going beyond the financial “who gets what” ...are keen to get it sorted with minimum hassle, so you can get on with life

Then Farewill is for you.

How to make your will, without even the beginnings of a headache

Want to test the water first? There’s no upfront payment, so you can try Farewill for yourself and see how easy it is to make your will, risk-free, in seconds.

  • Start. Start filling in Farewill’s quick and easy online form (you can do it on your phone from the comfort of your sofa, or at a desk with a computer, whatever you prefer).
  • Save. We’ll store your progress as you go along (so you can do it in stages if you prefer).
  • Get prompted. We’ll take you step by step through the process and guide you through each section (in plain English, so even people who haven’t got a clue about wills can do it).
  • Get support. Any questions along the way, you can ask our team of experts on the phone or through online chat (we’re here 7 days a week, 9am-9pm, with an average response time of 2 minutes).
  • Pay. Once you’re happy, you can pay online and submit your will to our team of experts.
  • Get it checked. We review every single will by hand, so we can make sure it’s watertight (and if it isn’t, we’ll work with you to revise any errors or omissions).
  • Print and sign. You then print it and sign it with the help of two witnesses. Your Farewill account is yours forever, so you can come back anytime and update it or re-print it if you need.

And that’s it. The peace of mind of a legally binding will. Job done, hassle-free, in as little as 15 minutes.

Get started now with Farewill

Is there anyone who shouldn’t use Farewill?

We’re sorry, but you can’t use Farewill if you live outside England or Wales. (We’re working on it.)

The only other reason we might not be right for you is if you have very complicated affairs, such as commercial assets.

That said, Farewill is perfect for 97 in 100 adults. If it turns out we’re not right for you after all when we check your will, we’ll refund you in full.

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