Comprehensive Will for a married person or civil partner (pair)

Create individual last Will and testaments for yourself and your spouse or civil partner

About this service

These Wills are suitable for couples who are married or in a civil partnership and who both want to make a Will, but not in reciprocal terms. Note that buying this document will provide you with two separate Will questionnaires, one for each partner, that can be completed with different beneficiaries and gifts. Our 'Comprehensive Will for a married person or civil partner (pair)' 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 would 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.

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    • 1 Your document reviewed by our solicitors within 3 working days
    • 2 Access to our solicitors for advice over the phone
    • 3 Helpful explanations and guidance throughout
    • 4 Customer services advisors on hand to answer any service queries
    • 5 Secure online document storage, tracking and print facility
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Included in this service:

  • Pair of Married Wills Pack Instructions
    Comprehensive instructions on how to use our Wills for married people, including signing and witnessing instructions and information on auxiliary documents.
  • Comprehensive Will for a married person or civil partner

    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.

  • Letter of wishes

    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.

  • Notice of severance of a joint tenancy
    This document is used to sever a 'joint tenancy' of property and, if the property is registered, to register that change at the Land Registry. This converts a joint tenancy into a tenancy in common. This document creates two copies of a notice of severance and, if the property is registered at the Land Registry, a form SEV and a covering letter to the Land Registry. This document can only be used in in relation to property in England or Wales, of which there are one or two owners and two joint tenants. Land Registry forms are reproduced with the permission of HM Land Registry.

    Important Notice
    In order to use this document you will need to have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or above). The Adobe software is free and may be downloaded by clicking here.

Useful information

Why should I make a Will?

Making a Will is important as it will ensure that when you die there are clear instructions about what should be done with all your assets (money, property and belongings, for example) and in particular how you want them to be distributed amongst your family and/or friends.

Making an online Will

Making a Will online with MyLawyer is easy. All that's required is for you to complete an online questionnaire which drafts your Will as you answer the questions.

What is a Will?

A Will is an important legal document in which you set out what you would like to happen to your assets (property, belongings and money) when you die.

What happens if I die without a Will?

If you die without having made a Will (known as 'dying intestate') the State will decide what happens to all your assets (your property, belongings and money) in accordance with what are known as 'intestacy rules'.

Before you begin

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.

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Your document will be reviewed by our legal experts, and you can call us at any time

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How MyLawyer works

  1. 1 Fill in a questionnaire online Answer the straightforward questions at your convenience
  2. 2 Submit to our solicitors Our solicitors will advise you and approve your document
  3. 3 Print and sign your document Once approved, simply print and sign your document

See how we helped Jasmin & Nicolas

"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."

Jasmin & Nicolas F, London