What is an online will?
It is a common belief that will is only needed if you are really rich, with a lot of money and assets to share. However, this is not the only reason. Regardless of how rich you are, you should still write a will. You may think that your partner or children will automatically inherit everything but that is not always the case. If you die without a will, everything you own will be shared according to the rules of intestacy. Luckily, today there are several online will writing services to choose from so you can write your will in your spare time and from the comfort of your home.
Beyond is the number one online will writing service in the UK that offers several other services in addition to will writing (you can arrange a funeral or put a future plan in place, compare funeral prices, arrange a direct cremation, or even post an obituary for free), Active Wills offers legally-binding single and mirror wills, Make a Will Online offers solicitor-checked wills valid for property held in England and Wales, while Farewill offers will writing services but also takes care of the cremation and hand-delivers your loved one’s ashes.
Take a look at all of these online will writing services and their offers for new customers. Choose one that suits you and enjoy peace of mind nothing everything will be shared according to your wishes.
Can I update an online will?
When it comes to updating your online will, different online will writing services have different terms. Beyond, Make a Will Online, and Farewill all offer unlimited updates with their optional subscription for only £10 per year. However, Make a Will Online offers free updates for 28 days from completing the will, while Farewill offers its Update Service free of charge for the whole first year.
Are online wills legal?
Online will writing services such as Beyond, Make a Will Online, Active Wills, and Farewill, provide expert review service, ensuring that your online will is compliant with the legal obligations and formalities of a legally valid will at the time of your purchase and before the will is signed. However, it is your job to correctly sign your online will or LPA(s). None of this online will writing services is able to certify that you have followed the given instructions and therefore it will not accept any responsibility if your will is rejected by the relevant authority.
Why you should avoid free online wills?
Many cheap or free online wills are not provided by solicitors so they are not legally binding. It is really important that you follow the law when it comes to signing your online will. And you certainly do not want your money and your assets to be divided against your wishes just because you did not take your finances seriously enough.
Online will UK reviews
Even though online will services do not have thousands of customer reviews like some other businesses, they are all rated as excellent, with amazing comments and recommendations. The only one that has nearly 6,000 customer reviews is Farewill. It has a TrustScore of 4.9/5, and its customers describe it as 'easy to use and set up'. Beyond, Active Wills, and Make a Will Online all have less than 500 customer reviews. Active Wills has a TrustScore of 4.9/5, while Beyond and Make a Will Online are rated a little lower, with a TrustScore of 4.8/5 stars. Still, they are all described as 'straightforward', 'really easy to complete online', and 'easy to use and good value for money' so whichever you choose, it will be a great choice!
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