Why Write An Express Will?
There are times in your life when you, or your loved ones, face an emergency or crisis. You may suffer an accident or injury, or sudden serious illness may strike unexpectedly.
Or you may need a legally valid will urgently for another reason; if you are about to go on holiday, finalise another legal process or your circumstances have changed suddenly.
It is then that you realise that you have been putting off writing a will for some time and there is nowhere that your wishes are legally expressed. Time is of the essence and it is imperative that a legally valid will is in place should the worst happen.
What will happen to your loved ones if you die? Will they be financial protected? Without a legally valid will the Laws of Intestacy apply, and the government decides what happens to your assets.
Should you pass away suddenly without a will, your loved ones may suffer a complicated, stressful process and even financial loss or hardship. You don’t get to decide who inherits your assets.
If you need to make a will fast, we can fast track the process with our Express Will service to ensure that your wishes are observed and that your loved ones’ future is protected with a legally valid will.
What Is An Express Will?
An Express Will is our Standard Will or Mirror Wills service, fast-tracked to ensure you have in place the minimum legally valid will as soon as possible. This service is designed for times when a will is needed urgently and quickly.
If there is time, or should the immediate threat of your demise recede, we will review your circumstances in more detail and recommend the most appropriate estate protection arrangements for you and your family going forward.
Our Express Will service is devised to ensure your assets pass smoothly and with ease to your loved ones should you die.
How Do I Know If An Express Will Is Right For Me?
If you or a loved one is ill, injured or has an accident, still has capacity to make decisions, but fear that they may not survive, then an Express Will offers peace of mind that a legally valid will is in place to protect your loved ones.
If you need a legally valid will urgently if you are going on holiday, your circumstances have changed suddenly or underway with another legal process, then we can quickly and easily put a will in place for you.
What Are The Benefits Of An Express Will?
We will ensure your will is written according to your wishes as fast as possible and support you with the signing and witnessing process, so it is legally valid.
If you die suddenly without a Will, the decision on who should inherit your possessions, property and money is determined through the Laws of Intestacy, not according to your wishes. An Express Will helps ensure your wishes are respected.
An appropriately constructed Will can help minimise Inheritance Tax or even eradicate your liability altogether. An Express Will could save your family thousands of pounds which would otherwise go to the treasury.
If you die and you haven’t appointed Guardians for your under 18 children, the courts will appoint someone on your behalf. Someone you may not wish to take care of them.
You decide who you want to appoint to respect your wishes and take care of your affairs when you pass away. This should be someone you trust with the expertise to settle your estate legally, quickly and efficiently.
How Much Does It Cost To Make An Express Will?
Our Express Standard Will is £140+vat with £190+vat for Express Mirror Wills.
For all our will writing services, including more intricate Trust Wills or Lasting Powers of Attorney, we will discuss your specific wishes and requirements with you first and agree the fee with you if you then wish us to draft the legal documents.
Fast, Stress-Free & Affordable
Ensure your will is legal
- Sign it in the presence of 2 witnesses who are both over 18
- Have it signed by your 2 witnesses, in your presence
- You cannot leave your witnesses (or their married partners) anything in your will.
If you make any changes to your will you must follow the same signing and witnessing process.
If your Will is not legally signed you may as well have not made one.
Ensure your Executors can find your Will
If your family or executors cannot find your Will after you have died, then you will likely die intestate. Find safe, secure storage for your Will and tell your family and Executors where it is stored.
If your Will cannot be found, you may as well have not made one.