Make a will online: a fully legal will writing service
Peace of mind for you and your loved ones
If you don't have a valid last will and testament when you die, the courts decide who gets what according to a strict set of rules. This can bring some unwelcome surprises for the people that matter most to you and make a difficult time even worse for them.
Most people only need a simple will to avoid all of that hassle and stress... that's why we started this website.
Quick and secure
Our secure will writing service allows you to make a will at your convenience for an excellent price. Once the document has been correctly signed and witnessed, you are legally covered and can relax in the knowledge that your estate is in good hands. Your document will be sent out with full instructions for witnessing and storage.
Once you have started making a will online, you can sign in and continue at your convenience. You will find full guidance throughout the will writing process and we send a comprehensive guidance document with your will.
At just £29.50, our will writing service is considerably cheaper than anything offered by wills & probate solicitors and much less troublesome than a will writing kit. You do not need a solicitor present to write a will, but, for your peace of mind, all documents are checked by our expert team.
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All payments are handled securely by PayPal's payment handling service and we do not store your card details.
How does the will writing process work?
Before you start the will writing process you should have the full name and address of anyone you intend to name in the document. Postcodes are useful too, but not essential. If you need to come back at a later date to complete the will, you can use your email address to login.
Fill in your information securely
At the start of the secure online questionnaire, you will be asked to provide your address and contact details. These are strictly private and are used a) for production of the document b) to send the completed document (via email).
You then answer a series of questions about who you want to manage your estate, who you would like to look after your children (if you have any), who you would like to inherit your possessions and any conditions you wish to attach.
Review, confirm and pay
At the end of the questionnaire, you will be presented with a summary of the information you have entered and have the opportunity to go back and make any amendments you wish.
You then make a secure payment of £29.50 which is handled by leading international payment broker PayPal - you can pay by credit/debit card or via a PayPal account if you have one.
Receive your will, sign and witness
Once the secure payment has been made, the will document will be emailed to you at the email address you provided, along with detailed instructions for making the will legal and receipt for payment.
Once these stages are complete, you have a fully-legal last will and testament.
Our wills are valid for property held in England and Wales. If you have property overseas, you should create a separate document to cover this.
Wills for British ex-pats
A will from this site will be fully legal in England and Wales, but the situation becomes more complicated if you are domiciled in the UK but resident abroad. Different countries deal with the probate process differently and you should consult an expert on local law in the country in which you live.
Make a will online using our secure website and take control of this important step in your life.
Just £29.50 for a fully legal will and a money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.
We carry £1,000,000 professional liability insurance for your protection.
Do I need a solicitor present to write a will?
You don’t need a solicitor to write a will. Our software has been developed to make the will writing process natural and intuitive, including all the clauses necessary. You can use our online service at your convenience and for a much lower fee than a solicitor. Find out more
Can I return to complete an unfinished will at a later date?
Yes. When you enter your email address at the start of the will writing process, an email will be sent to you with a link allowing you to log in and finish your will at your convenience.
Can I make changes to a will once it is finished?
You can log in for up to seven days after you make payment and make free edits to your will document. If you make a new will, it is important that you destroy any earlier drafts that have been printed.
What happens if I die without a will?
If you don’t have a will, statute dictates what will happen. This can be particularly troublesome if one dies when separated, but not divorced, from a spouse. Wills ensure that your estate is divided as you want. Find out more
Are online wills legal?
Yes. If the will has been correctly drafted, signed and witnessed it is fully legal. You will receive a comprehensive document explaining the signing and witnessing process (don't worry, it's not complicated) with your will. Find out more
What is "probate"?
Probate is the process of managing and distributing an estate when someone dies. Part of the will writing process is naming those who you want to be responsible for probate (known as executors), who should then be informed of your decision. Find out more
Who can witness my will?
Two people should witness your will. Neither witness should be a beneficiary in the will, or a husband/wife/civil partner of a beneficiary as this can invalidate part or all of your will. Find out more
Can an executor be a beneficiary?
Yes, executors are often also beneficiaries.
Is making a will online secure?
Our site is completely secure. Payments are processed by PayPal and your details are not stored online. We promise not to pass your information to anyone else.
We are registered as data handlers with the UK government's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) - you can find our data handling policy here
Are your wills valid in Scotland or Northern Ireland?
Because of slightly different wills and probate laws, our wills are only legally valid in England and Wales.
Do married couples need two wills?
Yes. Married couples need two wills. Also, be aware that marrying or remarrying cancels an existing will unless the document expressly states otherwise. Find out more
Can I give to a charity in my will?
Our service allows you to assign legacies to a charity of your choice. Find out more
How does it work?
Our advanced will writing technology, developed in partnership with an experienced solicitor, applies the data that you provide to a tried and tested will structure. At the end, you are provided with a comprehensive legal document ready to be signed and witnessed.
Page 1 of a sample will
Our online wills have a clear and concise design. Documents with ornate designs are actually far less practical and are less favoured by solicitors.
The actual document runs to a number of pages including a wide range of standard clauses to ensure that your estate is properly managed and to minimise the chance of anything going wrong.
This is an example of a first page:
We started this website to offer an affordable, convenient and stress-free will writing service, perfect for busy people or anyone who would rather see their money go to loved ones than paying expensive solicitors fees. The documents were designed in partnership with an experienced solicitor and conform to established legal precedents.
One in three people in England and Wales die without a will. Half of all people in the UK over 45 years of age don’t have a will. This can cause such terrible problems and confusion as the law dictates who gets what. If no blood relatives can be traced, the crown can even inherit an estate.
Our wills are suitable for the large majority of circumstances, although if you have particularly complicated wishes, own property overseas or have an estate worth over £1,000,000, we recommend going to a solicitor.
We would love to hear your feedback or recommendations for the site.
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