Whether or not we wish to face the truth, the fact remains that we are all going to die at some point. There is no escape from this and it does not seem to make sense to not face up to the possibility that this day could be our last. It also does not make sense for us not be prepared and to leave everything unresolved. This is why you need to make sure that you make a will in which all of your wishes are made clear to those who are left behind. Making a will in UK or anywhere is easy and these days making a will is even simpler with many companies offering you the chance to make an online will.
Making a Basic Will
You may be interested to know that when lawyers draft wills, they usually start with a standard form that contains the same types of clauses contained in most do-it-yourself wills. Most attorneys put their standard will form into a computer and have a secretary type in the client’s name, the names of the people the client wants his or her property to go to, and other basic information — exactly what you can do for yourself when you make your own will with software. Writing a Will doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive and you can complete the process in a matter of minutes by making a will online and you only need to:
Enter basic information (name, address, marital status, children)
Name a Will Executor
Describe how you would like your assets to be distributed
Download and save your document in Adobe PDF or Editable Text Format
With good self-help materials, it’s not difficult to make a will that takes care of basic concerns, such as leaving a home, investments, a small business and personal items to your loved ones. And if you have young children, you can use your will to name a guardian to take care of them, as well as someone to manage any property they inherit.
In order for a will to be valid, it must be:-
Made by a person who is 18 years old or over
Made voluntarily and without pressure from any other person
Made by a person who is of sound mind. This means the person must be fully aware of the nature of the document being written or signed and aware of the property and the identity of the people who may inherit
Signed by the person making the will in the presence of two witnesses
Signed by the two witnesses, in the presence of the person making the will, after it has been signed.
When you decide to use an online will service make sure that you do some research first and ask around about which companies are reliable and will provide you with a good service. This will avoid any hardships for your loved ones who will already be dealing with grief and loss as well as stress.