Telephone services for Wills

Complete your Will over the phone with help and advice from our legal team

Why a MyLawyer telephone Will?

At MyLawyer, we offer a range of Wills to suit individual circumstances and needs. Our telephone Wills service lets you discuss your requirements over the phone with a legal expert who will draft a Will tailored just for you.

Documents in this area

  • Comprehensive Will for a married person or civil partner

    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.

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

    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.

  • Comprehensive Will for an unmarried person

    You can use this Will if you are not married or in a civil partnership, even if you have been before or are in a permanent relationship.

    Our 'Comprehensive Will for an unmarried person' 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.

  • Comprehensive Will for an unmarried person (pair)

    These Wills are suitable for unmarried couples (or those not in a civil partnership) where each partner wishes to complete a Will. 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 an unmarried person' 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.

  • Mirror Wills for married couples or civil partners

    These Wills are suitable for couples who are married or in a civil partnership and who both want to make a Will in reciprocal terms – i.e. you want the Wills to 'mirror' each other.

    Mirror Wills are Wills made by two people in largely the same terms.

    These Wills give everything to the survivor after the first of you dies, and then allow you to say what will happen after the second death, which is the same in both Wills. For example, you can specify who should inherit belongings and property, and how 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.

    To make things easier for you, buying this document provides one set of questions that creates two separate Wills, one for each partner.

  • Living Will

    A 'Living Will' lets you specify in writing your wishes regarding health care and how you want to be treated if you become seriously ill and unable to make or communicate your own choices. Your wishes can be either that certain treatment should not be provided in specified circumstances (and these wishes can be binding on medical staff), or that you should be treated or cared for in a particular way (these wishes are not binding on medical staff but should be taken into account).

  • Codicil appointing substitute executor on death of executor

    This 'Codicil' allows you to make someone else an executor in your Will in the event that the previous named executor has died. Other than this alteration, your Will remains exactly the same. However, you cannot use this document if your Will already has five codicils associated with it. In these circumstances, we recommend that you draft a new Will.

  • Codicil making an additional gift to an existing beneficiary

    This 'Codicil' allows you to add another gift to a beneficiary already named in your Will, leaving the rest of the Will unchanged. However, you cannot use this document if your Will already has five codicils associated with it. In these circumstances, we recommend that you draft a new Will.

  • Codicil revoking a gift to a named beneficiary

    This document allows you to remove a gift given to a named beneficiary from your Will, while otherwise leaving the Will unchanged. However, you cannot use this document if your Will already has five codicils associated with it. In these circumstances, we recommend that you draft a new Will.

  • Codicil revoking appointment of executor & appointing substitute

    If you would like to remove or replace an executor named in your Will, this codicil is suitable for your needs. Other than this change, all other parts of your Will remain the same. Please note that you cannot use this document if your Will already has five codicils associated with it. In these circumstances, we recommend that you draft a new Will.

  • Codicil revoking gift to one and giving to another

    If you would like to cancel a gift (either of a specific item or of money) to one person in your Will and give either that gift (or an entirely different gift) to someone else, this document is suitable for your needs. No other clauses will be altered in your Will. Please be aware that you cannot use this document if your Will already has five codicils associated with it. In these circumstances, we recommend that you draft a new Will.

  • Deed of variation of share of joint property passing by survivorship
    If you owned a share of joint property with another person who has passed away leaving you their share of the property in addition to your own, you can use this deed of variation to give this inherited share to another person. It may be that you have no need for the inheritance, but have some other family member or friend who could benefit from a share of the property. A redirection of the inheritance may also achieve savings in tax. Please note that this document can only be used in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Deed of variation redirecting property given by Will
    This document should be used to redirect a gift (or part of a gift) that has been left to you under a Will to one or more people. Please note that once this deed of variation has been signed, it cannot be changed. You can only use this document in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Deed of variation redirecting property passing by intestacy
    This document can be used to vary a gift left to you via intestacy, that is the process where an estate is distributed when the deceased has not left a Will. This deed will allow you to give a gift you have received to one or more people. It is only suitable for redirecting one gift - you should create separate deeds for other gifts. Please note that this document can only be used in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Renunciation of administration
    When someone dies without a Will, his/her estate needs to be administered (that is the process of paying any debts, collecting assets and distributing them to those who are legally entitled). To administer the estate, those who are entitled must apply for 'letters of administration'. If you are entitled to make such an application, but you do not wish to be involved in the administration of the estate, you can use this document to renounce this right. Note that by renouncing your right to a grant, you will NOT affect any entitlement you may have to benefit from the estate; you are merely declining to become involved in the administration. Please note that this document can only be used in England & Wales or Northern Ireland.
  • Renunciation of probate
    If you have been appointed an executor in a Will, and you do not want to act in this role, you can use this document to refuse your appointment. People often find, particularly after the death of a friend or relative, that they have been appointed an executor of his or her Will. They may have been unaware of the appointment and may not wish to take on the responsibility. However, even if they were asked in advance whether they were prepared to act as an executor and agreed to do so, they have an opportunity to change their minds.

To call us for advice or prepare a document by phone 0800 612 3556

What you get from this service:

  • A solicitor-approved Will tailored to your circumstances
  • Access to expert advice and guidance over the phone
  • Instructions on what to do every step of the way
  • A secure online document storage facility

Useful information

How do I change my Will?

If you need to make minor changes or additions to your Will you can use a document known as a 'codicil'.

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 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'.

What is a Codicil?

A 'codicil' lets you make amendments to your existing Will without the need to completely rewrite the original document.

What is a Living Will?

A Living Will is a document which lets you specify in advance what medical treatment or care you would or would not like to receive in the event that you become ill and unable to make decisions or communicate your wishes – suffer a stroke or develop dementia, for example.

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 is Probate?

Probate is the legal process of administering a deceased person's 'estate' – the property, possessions, money, for example, that they leave behind.

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.

Want to get started or find out more?

Call us on 0800 612 3556 and we'll be delighted to help.

How a MyLawyer telephone service works

  1. 1 Choose your document and call 0800 612 3556 to get started
  2. 2 Speak to our legal team who will draft your document over the phone
  3. 3 Receive your completed document by post or retrieve it online

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