This straightforward legal Will template will name executors and ensure that everything is properly dealt with and appoint guardians to take care of your children.
Making a Will can be a difficult process but it will give you the peace of mind that everything will be taken care of according to your wishes should the worst happen. This Will template can be amended and created to your specifications and is simple to use. This Will template will cover appointing executors, guardians for your children, legacies and what will happen to the rest of your estate. For further information regarding making a Will, read our ‘Making a Will Guide’.
When to use:
Use this Will template:
- If you are aged 18 or over.
What this Will template covers:
This Will template covers:
- Leaving what you own to your spouse or civil partner, and then to your children or other beneficiaries in equal shares
- Leaving specific gifts (including amounts of money) to your loved ones
- Appointing a guardian for your children.
Why bother writing a Will?
Without a Will, your estate will be divided according to the rules of intestacy, and therefore your assets may not be passed on and divided according to your wishes. Writing a Will ensures;
1. You get to decide who inherits what
A Will allows you to make gifts of money or specific items to individuals or charities of your choosing. If you do not write a Will then everything you own will be distributed in accordance with the intestacy rules. And, depending on your individual circumstances, the entirety of your estate could escheat to the Crown.
Furthermore the intestacy rules do not recognise unmarried partners or stepchildren. As a result, even if you’ve lived together for many years, your cohabitant or stepchild may be left with nothing if you do not write a Will.
2. Your loved ones can bypass intestacy and access your estate faster
Intestacy is a time-consuming and stressful process. It can take many months, sometimes years, to gain access to assets after a person dies. In the meantime, bills can pile up for those financially dependent on you.
3. Avoid unnecessary disagreements and tension among your loved ones
There are numerous examples throughout history of families of famous stars such as Barry White, Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix squabbling for years because of the rules of intestacy; writing a Will means your loved ones are less likely to fall out over who gets what after you are gone.
4. Appoint a legal guardian for your children
Making a Will allows you to choose the person you believe will offer the best care for your children if you’re not around.
5. Leave instructions
Writing a Will also has the crucial advantage of allowing you to leave instructions about how you want your body to be dealt with after you die.
How to order your Will template:
To place your order for our easy to use Will template, simply ‘Add to cart’ and complete the transaction details, once your order is placed you will be able to instantly download your Will template. Our Will template is designed to be simple and straightforward to use, if you have any problems or questions then do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.
If you wish to make a Joint Will with a partner, please select our Joint Will template option.