Making a Will Made Easy with Will Drafters
Made your Will yet?
DON'T LEAVE IT TOO LATE!
Avoid argument, expense or delay after your death
No one likes to think about what happens when they die. But if you don't, your family could suffer. Delays, hardship and worry - even costly legal bills - are not the ideal legacy for a family in mourning.
Making a will means that what you own goes to those you care most about and not those that the law has chosen. And, if you have young children, you can include in your will the name of the person you would like to care for them rather than leaving the decision to the courts or social services.
A will is an important step towards peace of mind for you and security for your family. This is why we want to help.
Will Drafters' Will Writing Service
Will Drafters bring you a Will writing service that:
- Is straightforward, hassle free and excellent value for money - only £86 for a single Will or £129 for a couple
- Lets you discuss your circumstances and needs over the phone with a Will Drafters' Will Adviser from the comfort of your own home, daytime or evening (9am - 10pm)
- Gives you expertise, experience, attention to detail and a Will written to suit your own individual circumstances
- Provides you with the reassurance of knowing that you've made sensible provisions for your loved ones
- Gives you a choice of a simple low-cost Will writing service or, for additional cost, the comprehensive WillPlus service that, among other things, guarantees a secure home for your Will once it's signed.
- Option to include, at additional cost, various trusts e.g. Inheritance Tax - IOU Discretionary Will Trust (sometimes known as Nil Rate Band Discretionary Trust), Protective Property Trust and Discretionary Trust etc. For our charges and a brief explanation of how the trusts might benefit you click here
How you can make a Will quickly and conveniently
This Will writing service is designed to make the best use of Will Drafters' expertise and your time. This is how it works:
Six easy steps to making a Will
Step 1 A Will Adviser will contact you soon to arrange a convenient time to discuss your circumstances in more detail over the telephone.
Step 2 Your Will Adviser will answer any questions you may have and explain why a Will, drafted to meet your particular circumstances, is so essential. Your adviser Will then ask you a small number of simple questions about what you want to include in your Will and record your answers on a Will instruction form.
Step 3 The Will Drafters' legal department will then prepare your Will.
Step 4 Your Will is then posted to you along with clear guidance notes on how it should be signed, dated and witnessed correctly. (Please note that the responsibility for the proper signing, dating and witnessing of your Will remains with you and does not form part of the Will Drafters' Will Writing Service).
Step 5 You should read your Will very carefully to ensure it meets your wishes exactly. Will Drafters will phone you to see if you want any changes made or any part explained.
Step 6 You must then sign your Will in the presence of two witnesses who must be over 18 and cannot be beneficiaries or married to beneficiaries in your Will. You must then date your Will and keep it in a safe place.
If you have opted for the WillPlus service, return your Will to Will Drafters for safekeeping.
Who are Will Drafters Ltd?
- Specialists in Wills and Probate
- Established 1990
- Write Wills throughout the UK and for UK expatriates around the world
- Provided peace of mind for over 100,000 satisfied customers
- We have professional indemnity insurance for £1 million for the added security of customers
- Click here to visit our YouTube channel
Hear what some customers have to say:
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate your company on the ease with which we were able to complete the Will, a job that we have been postponing for years!!
D & SH of Epsom, Surrey
Please find herewith the signed, dated and witnessed Wills of both my husband and myself. It has been a relatively simple process and we have been most impressed with your presentation.
C & PF of Gravesend, Kent
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If within 30 days of receiving your Will you are not happy with the Will Drafters' Will Writing Service and do not wish to proceed then simply return your Will to Will Drafters for a full, no quibble refund.
Now it's up to you...
Will Drafters have worked hard to make their service outstanding - so you won't have to work hard at all. But one thing they can't do for you is make that crucial decision: 'Today, I'm finally going to do something about my Will!'
So you can start setting your mind at rest, call now to arrange a telephone appointment with a Will Drafters' Will Adviser
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YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
The materials appearing on this website do not constitute financial advice and are provided for general information purposes only. We are not Independent Financial Advisers and therefore cannot give you individual or personal financial advice. Should you require independant financial advice before completing your Will then we will be happy to refer you to an Independent Financial Adviser. Alternatively, if in the process of preparing your Will you later decide that you wish to seek financial advice then we will be more than happy to delay completion of your Will pending the outcome of that advice.
Trusts Briefly Explained and our Charges
As we say on our web site, our will writing service is easy (no forms for you to complete), straightforward, hassle free and excellent value for money only £129 for two wills for a couple or £86 for a single Will. However, should you require more complicated Wills containing trusts then additional charges may apply. See below.
Accumulation & Maintenance Trust No additional charge.
If you have young children (under 18) who you wish to provide for in the event that you (and your partner, if you have one) pass away then we will include in your Will(s) an Accumulation & Maintenance Trust for no additional charge. The Trustees appointed by you can then provide your nominated children's Guardian(s) with sufficient funds to care for your children until they reach 18 or a later age, if you wish, when they can then inherit. From April 2006, if you choose an age later than 18 then additional tax may apply.
Discretionary Trust - Additional £129 for a couple or £86 for a single Will.
If you have a child who is handicapped or some other person who you would like to benefit from your Will who you think may not be able to handle their own financial affairs then you may wish to include a Discretionary Trust.
Protective Property Trust - Additional £198 for a couple or £149 for a single Will.
A protective property trust can be used for two purposes:
- If you have a partner then once one of you has passed away if the other becomes infirm and is taken in to care the council could take your home to pay for the care fees. If this concerns you and you want to prevent the council potentially leaving you with nothing for your beneficiaries then you may wish to include a Protective Property Trust. If your home is jointly owned then it may be necessary to change the ownership to tenants in common (see below).
- If you have a partner and don't wish to leave your home (or your share of the home) to them but would rather give them the right to live in it but with the ultimate ownership going to someone else then you may wish to include a Protective Property Trust. If your home is jointly owned then it may be necessary to change the ownership to tenants in common (see below).
IOU Discretionary Will Trust - Additional £298 for a couple or £215 for a single Will.
For unmarried heterosexual couples and same sex non-civil partners ONLY: If you and your partner are collectively worth over £325,000 ('Nil Rate Band' at 2010/11) and would like to save up to £130,000 in Inheritance Tax once both of you have passed away then you may wish to include in both Wills an IOU Discretionary Will Trust. If your home is jointly owned and makes up the largest part of your estate then it may be necessary to change the ownership to tenants in common (see below).
One further benefit of an IOU Discretionary Will Trust is that it also protects some of your assets from the reaches of the council if the last one alive is taken in to care. So, effectively, as well as potentially saving up to £130,000 in Inheritance Tax it also gives you the benefits of the Protective Property Trust but without having to include it separately.
Change to Tenants-in-Common
For property that is in joint names and registered at the Land Registry we do NOT charge for changing the ownership to tenants-in-common, if part of an IOU Discretionary Will Trust or a Protective Property Trust. No Land Registry charges currently apply. If the property is currently NOT registered with the Land Registry then our charge is £100. In addition, Land Registry charges will apply based on the value of your home:
LR Fee £30 for Property Value £0-£50,000
LR Fee £45 for Property Value £50,001 to £80,000
LR Fee £75 for Property Value £80,001 to £100,000
LR Fee £110 for Property Value £100,001 to £200,000
LR Fee £165 for Property Value £200,001 to £500,000
LR Fee £315 for Property Value £500,001 to £1,000,000
LR Fee £525 for Property Value £1,000,001 and over
If a property is in a person's sole name and you wish it to be changed to joint names as tenants-in-common then we can arrange this for an additional charge - please ask for details.