“Everyone needs a Will and if all you need are the basics, then WillQuill’s Simple Will Maker could be just right for you.”
Simple Will Maker is a FREE online service that assists you to write and download a basic Will.
Married, civil partnerships and cohabitants with
Your estate is left to your spouse or partner but if he or she dies before you do then it goes to your children in equal shares. You can appoint a guardian for children under 18.
Married, civil partnerships and cohabitants without
Your estate is left to your spouse or partner.
Single or widowed with children
Your estate is left to your children in equal shares. You can appoint a guardian for children under 18.
Single or widowed without children
Your estate is left to your named beneficiary which can be a person, charity or organisation.
In all Wills you may, if you wish, name a substitute beneficiary to inherit your estate if no other can, for example, by dieing before or at the same time as you do.
Simple Will Maker is designed for people whose affairs are uncomplicated.
Here are some circumstances in which you should NOT use Simple Will Maker:
This list is not exhaustive. If you are in any doubt about the suitability of Simple Will Maker in your circumstances, please contact me.
Before making your Will there some decisions you will need to make and information you will need at hand.
Executors are responsible for obtaining probate and administering the estate i.e. selling or transferring property, closing bank accounts, cashing investments etc then paying debts, taxes, funeral and other expenses before distributing the remainder of the estate in accordance with the Will.
Trustees are responsible for holding assets on trust for beneficiaries, investing and managing the fund. In this Will, your executors will also be your trustees.
Simple Will Maker does not support the appointment of professional executors (solicitors, banks etc) other than SWW Trust Corporation who is our chosen partner for providing comprehensive professional executor and trustee services.
Your executors can be:
If you are appointing individuals as executors, you will need their names and addresses.
If you have children under 18 years old, you will have the option of appointing a guardian. You will need that person’s name and address.
If, after you die, no beneficiary exists to receive the gifts of your residual estate, having died before or at the same time as you, then your estate could be partially or wholly intestate and be distributed in accordance with the rules of intestacy. To prevent this, you have the option of naming a substitute beneficiary such as a more remote relative or a charity. You will need the name and address of your substitute beneficiary and, if a charity, the registered charity number.
Your Will is created as a PDF file which you can either:
You will require an application to open, display and print PDF files. Most computers and mobile devices already have such an application pre-installed. Otherwise you can obtain the free Adobe Reader here or from your app store.
Mobile device users: Some mobile device browsers do not display or download PDF files correctly. However, these mobile devices do open and display PDF files that are sent as email attachments.
Simple Will Maker is a confidential service. No registration is required and none of the information you supply is stored on our servers. Furthermore, you can, optionally, enter a password which will be required to open your Will PDF file.