A Will allows you to dictate what happens to your estate (your money, property, and other assets) and the care of your loved ones after your death. In a will, you can define assets, name beneficiaries, assign guardians for your minor children, and appoint an executor to carry out your wishes. If you die without a valid will, the fate of your estate is put into the hands of the probate court. Once you make your will, you can make it legal by signing it with your witnesses.
Willing provides you the tools you need to write a Will online. Here are the issues to consider when you start your Will:
What assets will you include?
Do you have any debt?
Who will be your beneficiaries?
Who will be your executor?
If you have minor children, who will be their guardian?
If you have complicated issues to address or have questions before writing your Will, you should get legal advice from a specialist lawyer.
While some lawyers may charge a fixed fee, on average, you will pay an estate planning solicitor anywhere between £150 and £350 an hour. With Willing®, you can write a will for just £29.
You can access your Will anytime, anywhere, and from any device. As a Willing® user, you can download and print it whenever you like.
We have seen a surge in demand for our online will writing tools during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
For a Will to be valid in England & Wales it must be in writing clearly stating your wishes. It must also be signed by the testator - or signed by someone else at the testator's direction - in the presence of two witnesses, who also sign the will. The law further requires a will to be signed with wet ink, so one cannot sign the will digitally.
If you're in self-isolation, you may ask both of your witnesses to look through a closed window as you sign your will - they must be present at the same time for this.
Then, after making sure both witnesses have sanitized their hands, you can hand your will to them through your letterbox.
You should then return to the window from where you must watch them both add their information and signatures to your will. It's advisable that they use their own pens for this. They can then return the will to you through the letterbox which you should put away somewhere safe.
Any more questions?
Please email us at hello(at)willing.co.uk