Making a Will Online
13 June 2017
When you make a Will online with Co-op Legal Services you will have the benefit of speaking with a professional Will writer who can discuss your wishes, answer your questions and ensure you get a Will that's tailored to your specific needs.
When you’ve completed the online questions, you’ll be asked to choose a convenient time for one of our Will writers to call you between 9am and 8pm Monday to Friday.
Fixed Fee: Once we have provided you with a written quote for the agreed work to be done making your Will, that price will not change.
Step 1: Start to Make a Will Online Now
You will be guided through a series of questions that will start forming the basis of your Will. This includes things like your name, address and date of birth. You’ll also be asked for the:
- Names and addresses of the people you’d like to name as your Beneficiaries: the people you want to inherit your Estate (everything you own)
- Names and addresses of your Executors: the people who will administer your Estate when you’re gone
- Names and addresses of Legal Guardians of any children under 18 years old.
If you don’t have all this information, or you’re not really sure what it means, just leave it blank and we can discuss this with you over the phone.
Step 2: Speak to One of our Will Writers
You will be asked to choose a convenient time when one of our Will writers can call you between 9am and 8pm Monday to Friday. This part of the process is for your peace of mind. Very few online Will writing services include bespoke advice from a professional Will writer, but at the Co-op we include this as part of our standard, fixed fee Will writing service.
This gives you the re-assurance and opportunity to ask any questions that you might have. It also means that you’ll receive the correct advice, ensuring you have a Will that is tailored to your own personal circumstances. Not all Wills are the same, so a ‘one size fits all’ approach won’t necessarily protect the best interests of you and your loved ones.
Another advantage of speaking to our Will writers is that we can ensure you understand the implications of your Will, and that you’re not being unduly influenced by anyone else. When making a Will in England and Wales, the terms of your Will must be your own decision, and you must be able to understand what they mean.
If there’s any doubt over either of these things, someone could challenge your Will after your death, causing issues for your loved ones. It could cause serious delays in the administration of your Estate, and place your beneficiaries at the heart of a stressful and costly legal dispute. In the worst case scenario, your Will could be ineffective.
Step 3: Review the Draft of Your Will
Once you’ve spoken to one of our Will writers, you pay the agreed fixed fee in full and we’ll start drafting your Will. We then send it to you for review and approval or you can highlight any changes that you’d like to make (no extra cost).
Step 4: Sign Your Will
When these changes have been made, we’ll send you a final version of your Will to be signed and witnessed. We can then store your Will securely for the rest of your lifetime, completely free of charge. Once this is done, you’ll have a legally valid Will in place that meets the needs of you and your loved ones.