For initial advice and guidance about making Mirror Wills call our Will writers on 03306069591 or contact us online and we will help you.
At Co-op Legal Services our fixed cost Mirror Wills writing service makes writing your Mirror Wills quick, easy and affordable.
Once we have provided you with a written quote for the agreed work to be done on your Mirror Wills, that price will not change.
Our Mirror Will writing services are conducted over the phone, by email and by post, and we're here to help you from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.
Mirror Wills Explained
In England and Wales, Mirror Wills, sometimes also called mirror image Wills or joint Wills, are commonly used by married and unmarried couples that have very similar wishes about what should be written into their Wills.
Mirror Wills are two separate legal documents that are practically identical in almost every way, except for the name of the person and perhaps their individual funeral wishes.
A simple example of what a man and woman, married or not, with children could write into their Mirror Wills, is that the man leaves everything to the woman and the woman leaves everything to the man and whichever dies last leaves everything between their children in equal shares
Will a Mirror Will Work Best for Me?
Mirror Wills are almost identical legal documents, so if each of you wants something different written into each Will, it is better not to choose Mirror Wills. In this case, you would simply have two separate Wills written, with each Will specifying each persons’ requirements.
Advantages of Mirror Wills
From as little as £195 +VAT (£234 including VAT) you could set out legally what your wishes are and potentially prevent your family or loved ones from suffering distress for months or even years if there could be confusion or complexities caused by not having a valid Will.
If you die without a Will in place in England or Wales, this is called dying Intestate. The Rules of Intestacy would then apply meaning that the law will decide who inherits your estate, for example, who gets your property, car, financial assets, your possessions and even your pets.
If you die with no Will and you have no living family members entitled under the Intestacy Rules then the Crown will get everything.
Disadvantages of Mirror Wills
After Mirror Wills have been written, either person can subsequently change or update their Will without the other person knowing. The same applies after the death of one person, since there is no obligation for the surviving person to keep their original Mirror Will. It is therefore essential that you take the right advice and guidance when considering putting your Mirror Wills in place.
When you choose Co-op Legal Services, we can help you both make Mirror Wills to ensure your wishes are known for your property and possessions to go to the people and/or charities you love, after you pass away.
All Wills written by Co-op Legal Services are stored free of charge for your lifetime.
As part of the Co-op Group, our values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others are core to the service we provide.
For initial advice about making Mirror Wills call our Will writers on 03306069591 or contact us and we'll call you.
Co-op Legal Services have offices in Manchester, Bristol and London.