Making a will

There's no denying it: Making a will is a sobering business. But, at the end of the day, for most of us, it's about taking care of our loved ones. 

More than half of British adults don’t have a will. And maybe that's because we don't like thinking about what things will be like without us. 

Even though the coronavirus means people are social distancing, it’s still possible to make a will.

Meetings with legal advisers can take place online or over the phone.

Things you were frightened to ask about making a will, but really need to know

The reality is that you can put off making a will until it is too late. Having no will in place can cause all sorts of problems for the people you leave behind. It could also mean you don’t have a say in what your loved ones are left.

But if you don’t know how it works, making a will can seem hard. You may not have time. Or you may be frightened to ask uncomfortable questions.

Don’t worry - we’re here to help. Here’s what you need to know to start writing your will.


Free Wills Month - March 2016

Where there's a will, there's a way

Making a will can be a big step, but there are lots of reasons to take it. You might want to legally state where your money and the things you own should go when you die. Or you may want to say who will take care of your children.

Without a will, you can't make sure things will go to the people you would like them to go to.

But many of us don't have a will or feel we can't afford to pay for one.