Will writing services can work:
- by post
Other reputable organisations also provide will writing services – see below.
If you chose a face-to-face service, a will writer will usually make an appointment to come and see you at home.
They’ll talk to you about your family and personal circumstances, including:
- Your assets (your money, property and possessions) and who you would like your executors to be. Executors are the people who will carry out the instructions in your will by collecting your assets, paying any debts/taxes and distributing them among the beneficiaries.
- Who you would like to benefit under your will (‘beneficiary’) and how (in what proportions, including specific gifts, charitable legacies and so on) and give you advice on the best way to organise it.
When they understand what you want, they’ll draft your will for you.
With an online service, you visit a website to answer questions about your will. When you’ve finished, the service sends you a draft will by post or email for you and your witnesses to sign.
Some online services have a telephone helpline to help you with any questions, and some will let you speak to a specialist will writer before you start.