Having a will enables you to appoint someone to be in charge of organising your estate (an Executor) and to carry out your wishes about your money and belongings when you die. A will can also record any thoughts you may have about your funeral.
Although making a will can be important, if a person dies and their bank account is in joint names, and the property is owned as ‘joint tenants’, these assets pass directly to the other party without the need for a will or Probate. Probate is the legal right to deal with the estate of someone who has died.
A couple can have ‘mirror’ wills, which say the same things, but are in different names.
Writing Your Will
St Catherine’s Hospice Online Will Writing Service
You may want to consider St Catherine’s online will making service. Information can be found on the Bequeathed website.
You do not have to donate or leave anything in your will and it is completely free. Most of the bigger charities have something similar to Bequeathed but they are only able to offer this service online and it won’t be possible to offer a face to face visit.
DIY Will Pack
You can create a non-complex will using a pack from a stationers or online.