Online wills are an excellent way to make sure your wishes are clearly set out, your loved ones protected, and to secure your peace of mind.
All of our wills are made using wording drafted by leading solicitors and barristers. Every will is checked by a fully qualified solicitor. For more about this read about our solicitor checked service.
If you fall into one of the following categories you should consider making a will with a traditional solicitor. This will mitigate the chance of a legal challenge. If you don’t already have a solicitor you can find more about how to protect your wishes.
1. Mental Capacity.
A will can be challenged if there is a question mark over your mental capacity. If you have a diagnosis or think you may have a disease that affects your brain such as dementia you could fall into this category. Likewise, if you are on strong medication or if you are very ill your wishes could be challenged. To learn more about this please read more about mental capacity.
2. High value or complex estate.
If you have a high value estate, you could benefit from holistic advice that we are not able to provide using our online wills service. We cannot provide advice on trusts, inheritance tax planning, property or investments, business assets, agricultural property or other complex issues. As a rule of thumb you should consider whether your estate exceeds the inheritance tax threshold or if you have complex wishes or family situations. If you believe someone may try to challenge your will you should also consider speaking with a solicitor.
3. Your peace of mind.
More and more people are using the internet to carry out important life admin such as shopping, banking and so on. We are pleased to welcome new customers to our service every year. However, some people prefer to do things the old-fashioned way. If you would be more comfortable going to a solicitor’s office and making a will then you should do that. Your peace of mind is our main concern.
You can find more about speaking with a traditional solicitor.