An online Will (or even doing it by post) might be cheap and hassle free, but also
risky - but why take the gamble when it could cost your family their inheritance?
There are many offerings to make a Will online - Make a Will in 10 Minutes or perhaps
Your Will for just £10 or whatever it might be. Sounds attractive. Indeed, InHouse
has been approached many times by software houses keen to implement their solutions
on this website to let you make a Will online. So why don’t we offer it?
Creating your Will is an extremely important process. You might have very little
to pass on - but that just makes it even more important to do it in the best way
possible. Whatever your wealth, using a Will to appoint Guardians for your young
children and deciding on Trustees to manage their inheritance for them is clearly
a critical task to get right.
A Will created online can be valid - that is, provided you follow the signing / witnessing
process correctly. However, there is a big difference between being valid and being
the right Will for you and your family. For example, what if:-
You misunderstand any of the advice or questions (e.g. does ‘children’ include step-children,
adopted children etc?); or
You enter the any of the details incorrectly; or
Someone challenges the Will later (perhaps saying that you were under undue influence,
or were starting to lose mental capacity, or any of the other challenges that can
be made against a Will); or
You don’t follow the signing procedure correctly; or
You don’t understand the subtleties of how Inheritance Tax might affect you or your
A personal meeting with the Will writing specialist deals with all these problems
and more. We ensure that you receive the most appropriate advice for your particular
situation, so that you can create the best Will. After you have passed away, if for
any reason there is a query about the Will our attendance notes are available to
the Probate Court as extra evidence of your wishes, of your state of mind, etc.
With your Will being so important to those you leave behind, there is no point trying
to cut corners by gambling with an online service. Our home visit usually takes just
over an hour, costs from £180 for a single person and makes the whole process as
easy as possible, whilst ensuring that it is done correctly - surely that is an investment
in your family’s future that is worth making?