It looks like a bespoke will is the best option for you!

It looks like a bespoke will is the best option for you!

From the answers you provided, a bespoke will could be just what you need. Fill in our short form and one of our specialists will review your information. We will then give you a call at a time that suits you, and work on creating a will tailored specifically to your requirements.

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How do you start creating your will?

Now we’ve made sure a bespoke will is right for you, it’s time to start creating your will! The next step is to complete a short form in our dedicated online portal, to let us know about your wishes in greater detail. If you can’t complete it in one session, don’t worry. You can request a link to be emailed to you, enabling you to log back in and complete it later if you need to.

Once one of our specialists has reviewed your information, we will email you a link, allowing you to schedule a call back at a time that suits you. We aim to be in touch within 1 working day. We will then be in touch to discuss your needs further, and advise on all aspects of your will to ensure you get those most out of your assets. Once you’re happy with everything, we will send your will either via email, or bind a hard copy and post it out to you for an additional fee if you prefer.

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How does our bespoke will service work?

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Answer a few questions about your circumstances using our simple online form.

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One of our dedicated wills advisors will get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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Relax! We’ll draw up the will to your wishes, so you can be sure it’s legally sound.

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Receive your will, sign it and have it witnessed by two independent individuals. It’s now ready to use!

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Choose to have your will bound in a secure and professional manner, to protect it from damage, and ensure it cannot easily be tampered with.

How much does a bespoke will cost?

Single Wills

single wills

from £160

A single will can be completed for you by one of our specialists and comes with a plain English help guide to explain each section for you, step-by-step. If you would like additional services, such as having your will printed, bound and posted out to you, we can build it into your bespoke service for you.

Mirror Wills

mirror wills

from £240

Our mirror wills service is perfect if you want to create complementary wills for yourself and a partner. You can make small additions to your individual wills if you wish; just let our specialists know and we’ll build them into your wills.

Need more support before you get started?

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Read the Guide

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Not sure if you’re in the right place? Read our bespoke wills guide again to double-check your requirements.

Get in Touch

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Prefer to talk to someone? Fill in the form to get in touch with an advisor, who’ll help direct you to the right place.

Questions

  • Yes. It is very common to name the executor of you will as one of the beneficiaries. This is completely legal and will not cause any complications in enacting your wishes.

  • You can either ask your executor to keep the original signed copy, or more commonly, have it placed in secure storage for safe keeping. Whatever option you choose, make sure that executors know where and how to access the will.

  • Your will may be contested if someone doesn’t benefit from your estate after you die, and would have expected to. Although this isn’t a common occurrence, you can take steps to avoid any confusion and upset by speaking to your friends and family about your will before creating it. Someone may be able to contest your will if they can prove you haven’t made reasonable financial provisions for them.

    It’s important that you seek expert guidance when creating your will to ensure that your wishes are clear and can be legally carried out.

  • Technically, anyone over 18 can be the witness to your signature. However, it’s always recommended that you choose someone impartial; that is someone who is not a family member or friend, a beneficiary of your will of the executor.

    Having an impartial witness helps to prevent any unnecessary legal challenges in the future.

  • If you create a will and wish all of your children to inherit, it is important that you make this clear.

    If you wish all of your children to receive an equal share of a portion of your estate, you can simply say that you wish it to be divided equally between your children. This will ensure that any subsequent children will receive a share of the assets without you needing to create a new will to include them. Of course, if you would like each child to receive specific amounts of money or certain valuables, it’s important you state this clearly and name them.

  • Yes, these are known as Conditional Gifts. These are different to Absolute Gifts which carry no obligations. If the recipient is to receive a Conditional Gift, then they must agree to the guidelines set in your will in order to inherit the gift. For example, you may leave a gift of money to a grandchild, on the condition that they use a portion of it to go to university. Another example would be that you leave a cash gift to a friend, on the agreement that they take on lifelong guardianship of your pet.

    Any conditional gifts should be reasonable and ideally discussed with the beneficiary before making the conditions. You should also make sure that the guidelines are clear. There are some things which can not be set as conditions for gifts in a will, such as requirements of marriage.

  • Yes, though it’s extremely important that you let your executor know that you have done so. It is often the case that a will is not looked at until after a funeral and therefore your wishes may not be known before the service. Create a Statement of Wishes to go alongside your bespoke will and use this to provide any guidance for your funeral. Remember however, that this will be seen as your wishes only and is not legally binding.

  • No, once your will has been created and signed by yourself and your witnesses, it is a legally binding document. If you attempt to make any amendments to your will after it has been signed, it will invalidate the will. If you wish to make any changes to your wishes, you will be required to make a new version of your will.