FREE Online Wills

“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

Simple Will Maker is a FREE online service that assists you to write and download a basic Will.

Will types

  • Married, civil partnerships and cohabitants with children
    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 children
    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.

Is this service right for you?

Simple Will Maker is designed for people whose affairs are uncomplicated.

Here are some circumstances in which you should NOT use Simple Will Maker:

  • You are divorced or separated
  • You are planning to marry or remarry
  • You have children from a previous relationship
  • You have stepchildren
  • You have a child who has been adopted by someone else
  • You wish to appoint more than one guardian
  • You wish to leave your estate to your children in other than equal shares
  • You wish to leave your estate to more than one beneficiary (other than your children)
  • You own property as Tenants in Common and wish to leave your share to someone other than your primary beneficiary
  • You wish to disinherit someone who would otherwise have a claim on your estate
  • You wish to give specific legacies or bequests (e.g. “£10,000 to my sister Jane” or “my gold watch to my brother Jim”)
  • You wish to leave anything of value to a person who has a learning disability and/or is dependent on means tested benefits
  • You have business or farming interests
  • You own assets outside of England and Wales
  • Your domicile is not England or Wales
  • The value of your estate exceeds £325,000 if you are single
  • The value of your own and your spouse or civil partner’s estate combined exceeds £650,000
  • The value of your own and your cohabiting partner’s estate combined exceeds £325,000

This list is not exhaustive. If you are in any doubt about the suitability of Simple Will Maker in your circumstances, please contact me.

If Simple Will Maker is not suitable for your circumstances or you wish to do more with your Will, contact me for a FREE consultation and quotation for a more comprehensive Will.

Information you will need

Before making your Will there some decisions you will need to make and information you will need at hand.

  • Executors and Trustees

    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:

    • your spouse or partner either solely or with one or two additional executors;
    • two individuals;
    • one or two individuals and SWW Trust Corporation;
    • SWW Trust Corporation on its own.

    If you are appointing individuals as executors, you will need their names and addresses.

  • Guardian

    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.

  • Substitute beneficiary

    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.

System requirements

Your Will is created as a PDF file which you can either:

  • display in your browser then save and print;
  • download, save and print; or
  • send to yourself as an email attachment which you can then print.

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.

Privacy

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.

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