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Get Gifts in Wills – and a cash injection!

By Alex | Jul 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Get Gifts in Wills – and a cash injection!

Our charity partners now have the choice on how to help supporters leave gifts in wills. You can run a subsidised free wills campaign, or get a cash donation every time a supporter makes a will. Contact us to find out more or book a free demo! Free Wills Campaign: Run a “free wills” campaign […]

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Can a beneficiary witnesses your will?

By Oliver | Jun 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Can a beneficiary witnesses your will?

Customers sometimes ask if a beneficiary can be a witness to a will. During periods of self isolation or lock down in family units there is a temptation to use someone who is a beneficiary. Our answer is always “no – never use a beneficiary as a witness”. Here’s why: If a beneficiary acts as […]

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Mutual wills, constructive trusts and… trust.

By Oliver | May 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Mutual wills, constructive trusts and… trust.

A frequent question our married or cohabiting couples is: “what if I die and my partner/ spouse remarries?” Unless you have a mutual will your spouse or partner will have discretion about what they can do with their property. This includes assets they have inherited from you. So what’s a “mutual” will then? The short […]

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Secret trusts and half secret trusts in wills

By Oliver | May 20, 2021 | Comments Off on Secret trusts and half secret trusts in wills

What are secret trusts and half secret trusts? Sometimes you might want to leave a gift without putting the beneficiary’s details onto a will. There are all sorts of reasons why this might happen – not least: wills are public documents once Probate is granted. The beneficiary may want to remain private. It is possible […]

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What is an “attestation” clause in a will

By Oliver | May 18, 2021 | Comments Off on What is an “attestation” clause in a will

A customer asked why we need such a long signature clause at the end of the will. In a will the signature clause is known as the “attestation clause”. An attestation clause isn’t a formal requirement for a will to be legally valid. It does make everyone’s life a whole lot easier. We ensure that […]

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Thank you for the 5* feedback!

By Oliver | Apr 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Thank you for the 5* feedback!

We are delighted to reach the milestone of 400 reviews through Trustpilot. We contact every single customer to ask for feedback. This feedback is visible to other prospective customers, our staff and our directors. By collecting this feedback we are able to motivate our teams, improve our services and see when things have gone well […]

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Price rises – May 2021

By Oliver | Apr 21, 2021 | Comments Off on Price rises – May 2021

Our prices will be rising from 1 May 2021. We continue to innovate to bring our customers the very best peace of mind. Over the past 12 months we have redesigned our site to be more accessible, we have added new machine learning tools and we have expanded our services to Lifetime Updates subscribers. We […]

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Say “hello” to Mr Will.AI.Am

By Oliver | Mar 20, 2021 | Comments Off on Say “hello” to Mr Will.AI.Am

The staff at Make a Will Online would like to welcome our newest member of the team: Will. A new member with a difference. Will is our new and friendly Chat Bot. Using machine learning and input from qualified solicitors and will writers Will is able to answer a variety of questions relating to drafting […]

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Gifts in Wills – Training with Richard Radcliffe

By Andrii Romakh | Sep 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Gifts in Wills – Training with Richard Radcliffe

As part of our ongoing efforts to support our partner charities, Make a Will Online are running subsidised training on 14 September 2020 with Richard Radcliffe. Richard Radcliffe has worked as a gifts in wills fundraising consultant (or “Legacy Fundraiser”) for 32 years. During the course of his work he has run focus groups with […]

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Our Head of Legal quoted in Financial Times

By Andrii Romakh | Sep 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Our Head of Legal quoted in Financial Times

The Financial Times’ Money Mentor recently covered video witnessing of wills on 5 September 2020. We have covered this topic and explained when you should consider this and how it can be done. You can read more about this here: https://www.makeawillonline.co.uk/video-conference-execution/ Whilst researching her article, the FT’s Money Mentor spoke with Oliver Asha our senior […]

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