Do married couples need two wills?

A joint will or two separate wills?

Married couples should have two wills to ensure that each individual’s wishes are fulfilled.

For example, if you personally own a watch that you would like your son or daughter to inherit, that should be covered by your individual will. In some cases, one spouse may not want the other to inherit a property in which the couple lives but is owned by an individual.

A will is a personal thing but if both partners have identical wishes, a mirror will is an option. In a mirror will, the content of both wills is nearly identical, except for the name of the testator.

 

Couples with individual wills
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People in England and Wales without a will
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Making a pair of wills with makeawillonline.co.uk

Our great value will writing service allows you to make a pair of wills for just £39.50.

Once you have completed your first will, you will have the chance to start a second one. You can either start a brand new will, following the same set of questions as before, or you can make a mirror will, which "mirrors" the wishes of the first will.

The only new information you will need to enter for a mirror will is the name of the second testator (the person whose will it is) and any specific legacies, ie gifts that belong to the individual. Also, be sure to check any funerary wishes for each individual.

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