Can I Write My Will Online?
Posted on 3rd April 2020
As your local solicitors for Wills in Longridge, we find ourselves in unprecedented times. the Government guidelines are clear: Stay at home. However, as key workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our team of Wills Solicitors in Longridge are allowed to continue working.
We want to play our part in this battle, helping to ensure that, whenever they need it, the nation is able to get their Wills sorted; after all, you want your estate to go to the right people, don’t you?
Section 9 of the Wills Act 1837
Under section 9 of the Wills Act 1837, Wills must be witnessed in the correct and proper way: in the presence of two independent witnesses, who are over the age of 18. For example, they must not be named as a beneficiary in your Will.
Usually, our expert team of Wills Solicitors in Longridge would act as your witnesses: they watch you sign your Will, and then they too will both sign your Will, printing their full name and the office address.
Can I still make a Will during COVID-19?
Absolutely. Having a Will in place is important at any time of the year, especially when our country is faced with such uncertain times: that’s why our team of Wills Solicitors in Longridge are still classed as key workers!
How much will an online Will cost?
Our Wills Solicitors in Longridge’s fixed fees have been reduced throughout this crisis; we’re offering expertly drafted Wills for a fixed fee of £75.00 plus VAT per person. You’ll still receive the same level of excellent service, but at a reduced fee to ensure that you can get your legal affairs in order during this sad time.
What is the process for making an online Will?
First of all, contact our team of Wills Solicitors in Longridge using our online form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call your local office. If someone is unable to answer your call immediately, you can leave a voicemail message, and our Hope Jordan will give you a call back within one working hour.
We will arrange a telephone appointment to discuss your initial requirements, and we can then take your instructions and provide us with expert advice in relation to your Will.
Once we have confirmed your instructions, we will write out to you to confirm them – either by email or in the post.
We’ll ask you to sign and return a copy of the documents (or confirm via email that you agree to our terms and are happy with your instructions), and make a payment on account of our costs. Once we have received both of these, we will arrange to send you out a draft (again, either via email or post – it’s your decision). If you’re happy with the draft, we can arrange for you to sign the final document. If you wish to make any amendments, just get in touch (via email, phone, or using our online contact form) and we can make these.
How long will the process take?
It usually takes around two weeks in total, depending how quickly you can return the documents to us. However, if you need it to be completed quickly, let us know and we can discuss the options with you.
Remember – we’re here to help you throughout this difficult time. Get in touch, here.
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