How to Make a Will Online
11 October 2019
With Co-op Legal Services, you can start your Will online and get a professionally drafted Will in 4 easy steps. Your specialist Will Writer will provide you with support and guidance, and draft a Will that's tailored to your individual needs. Unlike some online Will Writing providers, Co-op Legal Services is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
Step 1 – Start Your Will Online
Our online Will service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you start your Will online, you will be asked to provide some initial details about you and your Estate. You'll be asked for details such as:
Your personal information (name, address, date of birth, etc.)The contents of your EstateWho will be inheriting from your Estate (your Beneficiaries)Who you'd like to administer your Estate and carry out the terms of your Will (your Executor)
You'll be provided with guidance as you move through these questions, and any technical terms will be explained. If there's anything you're unsure of though, you can leave some sections blank for the time being.
Step 2 – Have a Telephone Appointment with Your Will Writer
Once you've completed as much information as you can, you'll be asked to select a convenient time for a follow-up telephone appointment with a Co-op Will Writer.
Your Will Writer will then contact you at the agreed time to go through all of the details you've provided, answer any questions you have, offer advice, guidance and complete any missing information. They will also discuss your circumstances and wishes to ensure you get the right Will for you.
Your Will Writer will also take payment for the Will on the call.
Step 3 – Review Your Draft Will
After you have completed your telephone appointment, your Will Writer will draft your Will on your behalf. Once complete, they will send a draft version of your Will to you in the post. You can then review all of the information contained in your Will, marking up any required amends before returning the amended copy to us.
If you have made changes, then a further amended draft Will can be sent to you to review. Once you're completely happy with everything, you'll be sent the original Will to sign.
Step 4 – Sign Your Will and Store It
In order to finalise your Will and make it legally binding, you need to sign it in the presence of 2 witnesses. It's easy to make mistakes at this stage, so we'll include comprehensive guidance on how to sign and date your Will correctly, including who can and can't witness your Will and what information they need to provide.
Once you've signed your Will, simply send the original Will back to us and we'll store it securely for you, for free, for the rest of your life. We will also send you a copy for your records.
How Much Does it Cost to Start Your Will Online?
By starting your Will online with Co-op Legal Services, you can benefit from transparent, fixed fee pricing. Our Single Wills start from £150 including VAT and our Mirror Wills (for 2 people) start from £245 including VAT.
For more complex Wills, such as Trust Wills, we'll provide you with an upfront fixed fee quote before we draft your Will. Once you've been provided with a quote, that price won't change.