Frequently Asked Questions

How is COVID-19 impacting ProperWills?

ProperWills operates online and by email so our will writing service is as fast as usual. Our process doesn't require any meeting and you can do everything from the comfort and safety of your home.

Is it easy to write a will?

Yes. Our mission is to make it as easy as possible. Our online questionnaire guides you through the main decisions you have to make. There's no legal jargon. Explanations in plain English and examples come at every step. Our friendly team is also available if you have any questions.

You only have to make straightforward decisions in our guided form, our team of experts handle the formal writing and verification of your will.

How long does it take to write a will?

It would typically take you 15-25 min to fill our online questionnaire and then 1-3 days for our experts to write your will, with most wills written and sent in less than 24 hours.

Is ProperWills an online wills service?

We are a hybrid model.

You first fill an online questionnaire to state your preferences. It means you can do everything from the comfort of your home, as slow or as fast as you want. Our guided questionnaire is also the guarantee you don’t miss any important parts of your will.

Your will is then written and reviewed by humans in Ireland and in the UK and sent to you via email or priority mail. It gives you the guarantee your will is legally binding and written to the highest standards.

Is it legal and safe to make a will online in the UK?

Yes. Our wills are written and reviewed by experts to make sure they meet the highest standards. You simply need to have your will written by our experts and sign it following the clear instructions we will send to make your will legally binding in the UK.

If you have a complex situation or any doubts do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

How do wills for couples work?

If you are married or in a civil partnership it is common to write similar wills i.e. you leave everything to your spouse if you were to die first, and they leave everything to you if they were to die first. Then you decide what happens after the surviving spouse dies i.e. you leave the entire estate to your children (or to whoever you want).

What happens if I don't have a will?

If you die without a proper will then your money, property, possessions and digital assets (everything you own) will be divided up by the government meaning it is highly likely that your property and possessions will not go to the people you want them to go to.

Can I sign my will online?

No. We understand it would be much easier but the law requires wills to be signed with ink. You have to download and print your will. We can also print and post your will if you don't have a printer.

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