Will Writing is Quicker and Easier than You May Think
03 February 2016
People may think that the Will writing process will be long, expensive and boring. Although making legal provisions for the future of your children and protecting your financial assets may seem like the last thing you want to spend time doing, Will writing is quicker and easier than you may think.
At Co-op Legal Services we make the Will writing process quick, easy and affordable. Our Will writing advisors can discuss your wishes and offer guidance, and we can help you to make a Will on the phone, by email and post for a fixed price; agreed with you upfront before any work starts.
When we have provided you with a written quote for the agreed work to be done making your Will, that price will not change.
In the past, when you wanted to make a Will, you would probably have made an appointment to see a Solicitor. That was not always easy, as most Solicitors work office hours, often meaning that you would have to take time off from work to make a Will.
In the past some people did get as far as making an appointment to see a Solicitor and paid an hourly rate to get their Will written. Once the Solicitor had taken a note of your wishes, they would ask their secretary to type it up, then it would have to be checked and you would then be required to come back to read the draft of the Will yourself, check it and sign the Will with your signature being witnessed in the Solicitors office.
This process may have taken weeks to complete and also required you to take additional time off work, along with your spouse if you were making Mirror Wills, to get the Wills signed and witnessed.
Nowadays, there is a very different approach to making your Will. Whilst you do still have to think about what will happen to your family, your loved ones, your assets and all your belongings when you die, you can make your Will quickly, efficiently, at a time to suit you and for a low fixed cost.
In addition, you will no longer need to worry about that bill at the end of the Will writing process as we offer a clear, fixed fee price and the price you are quoted is the price you will pay.
How Long Does it Take to Make a Will?
Discussing your circumstances and taking your Will instructions usually takes less than an hour. Once you have given us those details, we will draft your Will and get the first draft out to you within seven working days for your approval. If you require any changes to the initial draft, these are all included in the price and we will amend the Will until you are happy with it.
Included in the cost of writing your Will for you, is free secure storage of your Will for your lifetime. Some other law firms charge their customers an annual fee to store their Will, but we don't.
You may wonder why your Will can't just be kept in a safe place at home, but as it is a very important legal document on paper, it could easily be destroyed by flood or fire or thrown away by mistake. Keeping your original Will secure is vital which is why most of our customers take up this aspect of our Wills service.
So you can see that writing your Will today compared to years ago is a much less time consuming experience and making a Will can save your family from additional stress and worry after you die. Whilst it may seem morbid to consider what will happen after you die, it really is just a simple and cost effective way to look after your family, with a small investment of your time and money.
Call our Will writers on 03306069591 or contact us online and we'll be happy to help you.
Co-op Legal Services is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.