Our 'Comprehensive Will for a married person or civil partner' is suitable if you are married or in a civil partnership and you want to make a Will, but your spouse/partner does not. This Will allows you to leave instructions about what should happen to your estate when you die. For example, it lets you specify who should inherit belongings and property, and how your money should be distributed. You can also name a guardian for any children under the age of 18 and appoint up to four executors – people who will be responsible for implementing your instructions in your Will and for the administration of your estate.
We recommend that you seek tax advice if your spouse/civil partner has a permanent home outside of the UK, as the normal tax-free allowances may not apply.
This will is suitable for anyone who is married or in a civil partnership (do not use it if you are widowed, divorced or judicially separated).
It will allow you to make as many gifts of money or specific items as you like. You will be able to leave the remainder of your estate after making gifts (i.e. the residuary estate) to as many people as you like, either in equal shares or in varying percentages. You can also vary how you would like to leave your residuary estate, make provisions for the care of pets and appoint guardians for any children.
Those with spouses/civil partners domiciled outside the UK should note that modified inheritance tax rules apply, and we recommend tax advice is sought in these cases.
This will is suitable for use in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
A letter of wishes is an informal letter addressed to your executors or to the trustees of any trust created by your will. It is used to tell them what you would like to happen following your death. Unlike your will, the letter of wishes does not become publicly available when you die. It can be used to help or guide your executors or trustees on pretty much anything you wish. It does not interfere with or restrict the discretion of the executors or trustees in any way.
Take a look at our Will writing guide to find out what's involved and what you need to do to prepare.
This service takes about 30 minutes
You can try the service out beforehand, and can save your progress at any time and come back to the document later.
Your document will be reviewed by our legal experts, and you can call us at any timeAbout us
"Now that we have made our Will we feel much more secure and reassured. And at the end of the day it was a very easy process for us."