How Much Does It Cost to Create a Will?
01 August 2016
At Co-op Legal Services we know how important it is to create a Will that is legally valid, so we try to make it as cost effective as possible for you, depending on what you need.
Our standard Wills start from as little as £150 for a Single Will and from £245 for Mirror Wills i.e. a Will each for a couple with similar wishes (prices are inclusive of VAT). All Wills are stored free of charge in a secure storage vault protected by 24/7 security, humidity and fire control systems.
A Will can do many things. It can let you decide what you would like to happen at your funeral, who your belongings are gifted to, how any property and money is divided and also decide who is going to be your Executor (the person responsible for managing your affairs after you’ve died). Don’t forget, once you’ve died, there will still be things in your name and someone needs to make sure that the terms of your Will are carried out.
All Wills are slightly different in some way or another as it is personal to every individual. Some Wills are straightforward but some are more complicated because of circumstances or because of what it trying to be achieved in the Will.
For example, wishing to protect your home from potential care fees or wanting to make a gift to a vulnerable person such as a child with special needs isn’t straightforward but might be achieved through using the proper Trust structures in your Will. That’s why it’s so important to get the right advice. For more information see our guide to using a Trust in a Will.
You can create any type of Will with Co-op Legal Services and we’ll provide you with a fixed fee quote in writing before any works starts.
Why Choose Co-op?
Having a professionally written Will is a great way to protect your family once you’re gone. After all, if your Will isn’t done properly, the chances are, they’ll only discover that something is wrong after you have passed away.
You wouldn’t try to fix your own boiler if it broke down because you aren’t an expert and you wouldn’t want to take the risk with your loved ones.
Creating your Will is similar. You spend your life protecting your family, so why would you risk their future by no making sure you that you have a properly drafted and legally valid Will?
We offer a flexible service from 9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and from 9am to 1pm on Saturday so you have every opportunity to get your Will written if you have a hectic schedule.
We will take you through every step of the process and make creating a Will quick and easy for you. Members of our professional Will writing team explain the benefits of creating a Will with Co-op Legal Services in this short video.
Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
We’re regulated by the Solicitor Regulation Authority (SRA). They provide us with a set of standards and as our professional body, they regulate us and make sure that we are meeting those standards.
Many Will writing companies are not be regulated by the SRA and some are not regulated at all. This is worth checking so you understand what protection and right of recourse you have if things go wrong.
Many people choose the Co-op to create a Will because we’re a name you know and can trust and are reassured they will receive a quality service and value for money. We write thousands of Wills each year and our customer satisfaction scores consistently exceed 90%.
Making sure you create the right Will can have a really big impact on the family and loved ones you leave behind. In England or Wales if you die without a Will the law will decide who gets what. If you have no living family members, all your property and possessions will go to the Crown.