A solicitor-checked online will in 3 easy steps:

Answer a straightforward set of online questions
Review, and only pay when you are happy
Receive your solicitor-checked will by email or post
Single will £29.50|Pair of wills £39.50
Optional printing & postage £9.50
£2,000,000 professional liability insurance for your protection
Money-back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied
All documents checked by a UK solicitor

Make a will online: a fully legal will writing service



At makeawillonline.co.uk, our secure will writing service allows you to make a will in minutes, at your convenience and for an excellent price. Once your will has been correctly signed and witnessed (full instructions are sent with the document), you will be legally covered and can relax in the knowledge that your estate is safe.


For your peace of mind, all documents are checked by a solicitor.

Completing and updating your will



Once you have started making a will online, you can sign in and continue at a time that suits you. You will find full guidance throughout the will writing process, explaining all of the important legal terms relating to wills and probate.


When you have finished making your will online, you can login and make free changes to the document for 28 days.


For even more peace of mind, our optional lifetime updates service (just £10 per year) allows you to keep your will up-to-date forever.



No hidden extras

Your will printed, bound and posted for just £9.50 per document




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All wills are checked by our expert solicitors and, once signed and properly witnessed, are fully legal in England & Wales.
Single will £29.50|Pair of wills £39.50

How does the will-writing process work?

Before you start the will writing process you should have the name and address of anyone you intend to name in the document. Postcodes are useful too, but not essential. You will be sent a link by email in case you need to come back at a later date to complete the will.

  1. 1. 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 allow you to login if you don't complete your will in a single session c) to send the completed document (via email). You can find our data handling policy here.


    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.

  2. 2. 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 (single will) or £39.50 (pair of wills) - you can pay by credit/debit card or via a PayPal account if you have one.

  3. 3. 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. Shortly afterwards, a solicitor will check the document to make sure that everything is in order. If anything is unclear, a member of our team will contact you by email.

    You can choose to receive a printed version of your will by post for just £9.50 per document.

Once these stages are complete, you have a fully legal last will and testament.

Validity

Our wills are valid for property held in England and Wales. If you have property overseas, you should check local laws and, if necessary, create a separate document to cover the foreign property.



Our blog

Have you thought about these 5 reasons to update your will?



We’ve researched the most common reasons people update their wills to mark the launch of our “Lifetime Updates” service.  You can update your will forever for just £10 per year. Top reasons are:

1. Marriage:

It’s more than just “a piece of paper from the City Hall” as Jodi Mitchell puts it.  Marriage has wide ranging legal implications.  One of those is about inheritance.  When you marry, previous wills are revoked and it’s assumed that your spouse will inherit everything.  Whether or not this is what you want, it’s always a good idea to have your wishes clarified to avoid potential conflict and upset in the future. 

Divorce doesn’t have quite as wide reaching effect, but it will be assumed that any gifts to them in your will are revoked.  Again, whether or not it’s your intention: it’s best to clarify this legally.

2. Births:

Be it a child, grandchild, or another important addition to your family you should consider updating your will.  If your current will names who you want to inherit (rather than just referring to person X’s “children”) then a new baby may not inherit when the time comes.  During this exciting period there’s a lot to think about but forgetting to update your will could lead to confusion and upset years down the line.

3. Deaths:

When you suffer a close bereavement it’s understandable that more paperwork might be the last thing you want to do.  However, if you have a gift dedicated to the deceased that gift could either go to their children or be divided between surviving beneficiaries.  You need to think about which of these you want to happen, or whether you want to set out entirely new wishes.  It’s a time to take stock and consider what and who is important to you.

Text with word "Gifting" picked out

Photo by JS Romeo

4. Charity:

Across the UK more people are choosing to leave a gift to charity.  Gifts in wills are incredibly valuable to the work of UK charities.  Many charities come right out and say that they couldn’t do what they do without them.  If there is a cause particularly dear to you that you would like to remember along with your family and friends a gift in your will can achieve this.  You can pledge either a cash sum or a percentage of your estate (usually between 1% and 10%).  If you want your friends and family to leave a gift to that charity instead of bringing flowers to the funeral you ask them to do this in your will too.

5. Because you want to:

Possibly the most important reason to change your will is because you feel that it’s the right thing to do.  You don’t need any major life changes.  Life is fluid, and your wishes are your own.  You should therefore be able to exercise your legal right without impediment when you please.

Lifetime updates: only £10 per year – first year FREE:

We believe that everyone should have the peace of mind knowing they have the will they want.  We have been leading the way on quality, price and convenience for over ten years.  For just £10 per year, customers can subscribe to our Lifetime Updates service and have 24/7/365 access to updated legal documents and customers can call or email our helplines and speak to a solicitor.

The cost of an average experienced family solicitor is between £170 to £250 per hour (plus VAT).  That means that a ten-minute phone call to check a simple point can cost upwards of £50.  Many people will avoid this and carry on without receiving the right advice. 

Our vision is that every person and their loved ones should have the peace of mind of knowing that they’ve made a fully legal will setting out their wishes.  This extends to knowing that they’ve had the right legal advice and made the best, up-to-date will, taking into consideration life events and your changing needs. 

 

No Printer, No Problem: wills and old law in a modern era.



The problem

We studied tech trends and access to legal services in the UK.  This article examines a task every adult should undertake: making a will.  The rise of the internet and legal tech has made it easier than ever to access legal services.  However, changing tech trends have it harder to get a “hard copy” of legal documents. 

This article sets out a key problem that consumers are likely to face when making a will, and describes the actions that makeawillonline has taken to remedy this.

Old Law

Despite the change in technology a lot of laws still require a document to be printed and signed such as sale of property, wills, and powers of attorney.  The Wills Act 1837 requires wills to be in hard copy, signed, and witnessed.  Back in 1837 there was no accounting for digital verification, blockchain, virtual copies or any of the other tech that law and commerce are increasingly relying on.  A will therefore has to be on paper and signed.  Whilst there are consultations around updating these ancient laws, nothing has yet been done by parliament. 

Photo: Dustin Lee

Old Tech

Remember the ‘90s: breezeblock-sized monitors and serpentine knot of cables exiting the back of your PC?  One of those invariably led to a printer.  Since then, tech changed: monitors are wafer-thin, tablets have taken the place of desktops, and printer costs and environmental awareness has reduced the popularity of print. 

The growth in the use of mobile devices has made it easier than ever to access to the internet.  Printers are becoming a thing of the past.  HP: the world’s biggest printer manufacturer is having a wholesale change of strategy.  The presence of a printer in a home is no longer a given. 

This means that despite an unparalleled access to legal advice and legal services, consumers can be left with a will but no way to make the will legal.  This issue is especially acute for people without access to work printers, libraries or internet cafes.  These include those living rurally, people with mobility impairments, or just people who don’t have the time to fit a trip to the library or interne cafe into their schedule.

No printer, no problem:

Continuing in our quest to make sure that the peace of mind of having a will is available to all, we have launched out our “Print & Send” service.  For just £9.50 you can have a professionally bound fully legal will printed on high grade paper and securely sent to your door. 

We have also paired up with the National Will Safe and the National Will Register so that if you get your will printed, you can have it stored professionally and noted on the national register.  You can rest easy in the knowledge that your will is safe, secure and discoverable.

 

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.

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