Writing a will can be a daunting task.
It’s not only a complex and important legal document, it is also an acknowledgement that one day you’re going to pass away.
It is for both of these reasons – maybe the second more than the first – that many people die intestate, that is, without leaving a will behind.
This can mean huge legal complications for loved ones and sometimes messy proceedings over an estate.
So, rather than putting it off, consider getting all the information you can about the process, from costs through to types of wills, well ahead of any emergency need to draft one.
Below, we’ll look at some sites that offer good insight into the process of drafting a will, and all the associated information you need.
Future Legal Services
Future Legal Services offers all the services needed for drafting and finalising a will, with much more besides.
Because they specialise in will writing services, they also have a good understanding of the reasons people put it off.
They do a good job of articulating all the reasons people of all ages are resistant to drafting a will and break them down one by one.
Whilst some people might see a will as a sign of preparing for the inevitable – morbid, even – they do a good job of communicating all the reasons it is a good idea.
And in understandable, plain English too!
This is Money
As the current Financial Website of the Year, This is Money know what they’re talking about when it comes to finances.
And will writing is no exception.
They break down the various ways of having your will written – whether it is by a solicitor, will-writing service or a DIY approach – and break down the pros and cons of the various avenues you might take.
Founded in 1939, Citizens Advice has spent decades giving free legal advice to British citizens on all matters under the sun.
Designed to make legal processes simpler and easier to grasp, they all also offer extensive advice when it comes to writing your will.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive, easy to understand guide to wills, then this is the place.
The Money Advice Service
Set up by the government, The Money Advice Centre offers, in their own words, “Free and impartial money advice”.
Whilst this covers any number of things, they also have detailed advice on every facet of the will writing process, from expected costs through to the benefits and pitfalls of choosing to go it alone.