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Writing a will
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How to write a Will

There are several ways to write a will. You can write it yourself, instruct a solicitor or professional will writer, or use an online will writing service. It is best to take professional advice if your family setup or financial assets are complicated. For example, you may need advice if:

  • You are married but have children by a previous marriage or relationship
  • There are disputes within your family
  • You wish to have a trust included in your will
  • You own a house abroad
  • Or you need extensive tax advice

If you've made a will, it's important to keep it up to date in order to take into account any changes in circumstances such as marriage, divorce, or the birth or adoption of a child. Should you get married or enter into a civil partnership, then any will that you made prior to doing so is automatically revoked. Unless a new will is made, you would die intestate.

Divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership does not revoke your will, but any appointment of your former spouse/civil partner as executor would not take effect, nor would any assets gifted to him or her.

Which? Wills can help

Making a will with Which? Wills is easy.

Skip the solicitor fees and trips to the high street with our online service:

  • Stop and start as you wish
  • No solicitor required
  • Expert support by phone, email, and live chat

Why choose us?

Which? Wills offers three wills packages to fit your needs starting from as little as £99

  • Self Service allows you to draft your will yourself using guidance notes.
  • Self Service & Legal Review allows you to draft your will and have it reviewed by one of our wills specialists.
  • Wills Premium allows you to draft your will and have it reviewed by one of our wills specialists, plus receive a bound copy of the finished document.

 Start now by choosing the right will for you.

All advice contained within this section relates to England and Wales only.

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Paul Handford With over 20 years of varied legal experience, Paul now specialises in private client work, which includes drawing up wills, deeds of trust, lasting powers of attorney. See profile
Sarah Henley Sarah trained and worked in private practice in Bristol before joining Which? Legal as a qualified solicitor in January 2018. Sarah provides advice to members on Wills and Powers of Attorney. See profile
Ben Rosser Ben joined Which? Legal in 2015 as a wills and probate specialist. Ben trained and qualified in private practice and now advises on a range of legal issues, including estate administration. See profile