Steps to creating a Will
Do you need a will?
If you have any assets like a home or have children you need a will in case anything happens to you. The importance of a will
Collate your assets
Write down all of the items you want to leave; these include physical ones and digital ones. Make sure these are securely stored and kept updated.
View an example of a digital store which details out your assets, bills and social media wishes.
Choose people you trust who will carry out your wishes. They need to agree and be available, well organised, and digitally savvy. Find out about being an executor.
Decide on recipients/beneficiaries
The complexity of the will will depend on your circumstances leaving everything to one person is simple, but think about other scenarios such as you and your partner dying at the same time.
Write your will
You can do it free through a charity , write one yourself or get a solicitor to do it. The complexity of your situation will determine which to choose. Make sure it is legally binding though. Options for making your will.
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Tools & Resources
Official advice for creating a will
Government will advice
Institute of professional will writers guide to making a will
Finding a will or probate
Government search for will or probate