With Nine Minute Will website customers can create their own will online in just a few minutes – for only £19.99.
- Nine Minute Will website is clear, simple, and legal. It is an award-winning company, which means their clients can be comfortable placing their trust in them. Also they offer a FREE helpline – and all staff is in the UK.
Wills need to be written in very specific legal language to be valid. It is therefore advisable to seek professional help when writing a Will. You can use our quick and easy Will writing tool to create a single or mirror Will. Or if your situation is more complex we suggest you find a local solicitor to advise you.
What do you need to know to make a Will?
You’ll need to know who you will want to inherit your belongings, all details of your current assets, who you will want to appoint as executor and if you have children you should know who you want to appoint as their guardians.
What if I die without a Will?
If you die without a Will (this is called intestacy) your estate will be automatically distributed according to national rules of intestacy. If you are married or in a civil partnership your partner will inherit a large amount of your estate and the rest will often be distributed amongst your children, grandchildren or great grandchildren.
However if you are unmarried and do not have any living relatives then your estate will pass to the Crown.
Why it is important to make a Will?
It is important to have a Will, as without one your estate might pass to the Crown. If you are not married to, or in a civil partnership, your partner will inherit nothing, as you cannot inherit from each other unless stated in a Will.
It is also important if you have children, so that you can plan how they will be cared for if either one or both parents die.
In addition to this, you can also reduce the amount of tax payable on the inheritance if a Will has been made.
What should be included in a Will?
Quick overview of what should be included in a Will:
- Testator details
- Executor details
- Details about your assets
- Beneficiary details
- How your estate should be distributed
- Funeral arrangements
- Guardian details
How will people find my Will?
If you have made a Will with Nine Minute Will they will send you a set of Will retrieval cards, which you can keep in your wallet and give to your relatives.
Unfortunately there is no national register of Wills so it is important that you inform your relatives about your Will.
Do I need a solicitor for my will to be valid?
It doesn’t matter who writes your will as long as it is correctly worded. To be a legal document, a will needs to be witnessed by two competent people who are not beneficiaries or married to a beneficiary.
No solicitor is required.
Simply follow the guidance on the site, ensure the will has been properly signed and witnessed, and it becomes a legal document.