We need some details to make your will. If you need clarification at any stage, just click the icon next to most questions or contact us.
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Complete this first questionnaire for you onlyAfter you submit this one, we'll email you a link for your partner to complete their own questionnaire.
You must be 18 to write a will The law usually requries you to be at least 18 to make a will. You won't be able to use this service if your are under 18.
Foreign assetsThey can be included in your will but you should be cautious as the law of the country your assets are could have priority over your will. Countries have different succession laws so ideally we recommend you make a different will in each country unless you are certain about the local succession law.
Gifts to your spouse or civil partner In Ireland a spouse or civil partner has a legal right to half of your estate if there are no children or a third if there are children. If you leave less than this they can choose to accept the specific (lesser) gift in your will or claim their legal right.
Gifts to your spouse or civil partner and children In Scotland a spouse or civil partner is entitled to half of your net moveable estate if there are no children or a third if there are children.
Children are entitled to half of your net moveable estate if there is no surviving spouse or a third if there is a surviving spouse.
'Moveable estate' means bank accounts, shareholdings, cars, personal belongings but not a house, flat or land.
This optional step is if you want to leave specific property, items or money to a beneficiary. Anything you don't specify here will be dealt with in the next step where you can define how the rest of your estate is shared.
How is your estate shared? When you pass away your funeral expenses and any debts are paid out of your estate first. Any gifts you left in the previous step are distributed next. In this step you choose how the remainder of your estate will be shared amongst your beneficiaries.
What is an executor? When you pass away, your executors are in charge of your estate (what you own) and are given powers to manage and distribute it in accordance with your will.
People usually name their partner, family and/or close relatives. Executors must be over 18.
Please list a maximum of 4 executors While there is no strict limit in the law, it is common practice to appoint a maximum of 4 executors to ensure a smooth process.
Please list a maximum of 2 guardians While there is no limit in the law, it is common practice to appoint a maximum of 2 guardians to ensure a smooth process
Your digital assetsYou can decide what should happen to your devices, online accounts, pictures and other digital assets. You can allow your executors to take care of these. If you do we recommend you leave specific instructions in a separate letter.
Getting your willThe law requires your will to be printed and signed with ink in the presence of two witnesses. If you can't print your will, we can print and post it.
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The validity of your will could be contested Someone could challenge your capacity at the time the will was signed. We recommend you get a letter from your GP to confirm you have capacity to make a will at this time and leave it with your will.
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