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National Will Writing Firm of the Year, 4 years in a row
For generations, writing a will has been a slow, expensive and inconvenient process that usually involves seeing a solicitor. We created Farewill to change that and have since helped tens of thousands of people make a will across the UK. Every year since 2019 we’ve been crowned National Will Writing Firm of the Year at the British Wills and Probate Awards.
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Our team of specialists are here 7 days a week to help you make a will from the comfort of your own home. Whether you have a question about our will writing service or need help with a specific section, we’re only a message or phone call away.
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Make a will in three easy steps
Answer our simple questions
Our online journey makes writing a will quick and easy. You can do it from the comfort of your own home in just 15 minutes.
Get it approved by our specialists
Our online will writing service includes specialist checking to make sure your wishes are clear – and it only takes up to 5 days.
Print and sign your will
After writing a will and getting it checked by our specialists, you need to print and sign it in front of two witnesses to make it legally binding. Download your will to print at home, or we can print it for you.
Update your will anytime
Once you’ve finished your will, we offer an unlimited update service. For only £10 a year, you’ll be able to update your will whenever your circumstances change, and get specialist support from our team.
Writing a will is a very private matter, so we’ve made it possible to make one from the privacy of your own home. And because of our world-class security systems, you can rest assured that the content of your will is completely secure and confidential.
You can also make a will over the phone
If you don’t feel confident writing a will online, one of our specialists would be happy to make your will over the phone. We can then get it printed, bound and sent out to you in the post. Book a free callback to get started.
What is a will, and why do I need one?
A will is a legal document that states what you want to happen to everything you own when you die. It includes things like money, property, investments and possessions, which legal professionals often call your assets. All your assets lumped together are called your estate. If you have children under 18 years old, making a will also allows you to say who you would like their legal guardian(s) to be.
What happens if I die without making a will?
If you die before making a will, the government will follow the rules of intestacy, a set of guidelines that decides who gets your assets. But these rules are over 100 years old, so do not consider modern family dynamics like unmarried couples, step-children or your personal preference. If you’ve got children under 18, and have not appointed a legal guardian, social services and/or the courts can make decisions about who takes care of them.
What gifts can I leave in a will?
You can leave different types of gifts in your will, from specific items to a percentage of your estate. In the UK, over a third of us choose to leave a gift to charity in addition to gifts for family and friends. A ‘specific gift’ is (as the name suggests) an individual gift like jewellery, artwork and furniture. A ‘residuary gift’ is given as a percentage of your estate. Sometimes, a residuary estate may be the only gift left in a will and the recipient will gain control of the whole estate. In other cases, people choose to leave a percentage to different charities or individuals. Leaving a percentage of your estate rather than a specific sum of money is a simple way to make sure that the value of your gift keeps up with inflation.
Can I include funeral wishes in my will?
Yes, you can include funeral wishes in your will, and there’s a section for sharing them in our will writing service. You might want to specify whether you want a burial or cremation and how you’d like people to remember you. It’s helpful to leave your wishes, so your family knows what you want. Pre-paying for a cremation is another excellent way of taking care of your family in advance.
Helpful articles when writing a will
What is an executor of a will and how do you appoint them?
One of the most important parts of writing a will is choosing your executors. Here, we’ll cover who can be an executor, what they do and why they’re so important.Read more
Who can witness and sign a will?
A will can be witnessed and signed by anyone over the age of 18 – such as a neighbour, friend or colleague. The only rules are that they can’t be a beneficiary of your will, married to a beneficiary, or blind.Read more
What is a mirror will and do I need one?
When couples in the UK think about writing a will, the term ‘mirror will’ often springs to mind. But is it really the best option for you and your partner?Read more
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