Your last will and testament is one of the most important documents you will write in your life. Making a will using one of our templates is an easy way of ensuring your wishes are carried out and that possessions are passed on after your death as you wish. Our range should include a will that is right for you, whether you simply want to leave everything to your spouse or whether you need much more control over your estate.
Last will & testament templates
A simple last will and testament that allows you to leave specific gifts of money and personal possessions and then the remainder to someone else, or to a charity, or shared between a group of people such as your children.
For example, you may be:
- married, leaving small gifts to family members and the remainder to a husband, wife or partner, or
- a parent who wants to leave assets to a spouse or partner and children
- widowed, leaving all assets to an adult son or daughter, or
- single, and leaving all assets to a family member or a co-habiting partner
The template contains a "gift over" provision that allows you to nominate someone else to receive the remainder of estate if your first choice dies before you.
It also contains guardianship provisions that set out who should have parental responsibility for young children under the age of majority.
The document is simple to understand and simple to prepare and sign.
We include extensive guidance notes, explaining clearly how to edit the document and how to sign the will correctly.
If the document isn’t right for your circumstances for any reason, just tell us and we’ll refund you in full immediately.
We avoid legal terminology unless necessary. Plain English makes our documents easy to understand, easy to edit and more likely to be accepted.
You don’t need legal knowledge to use our documents. We explain what to edit and how in the guidance notes included at the end of the document.
Email us with questions about editing your document. Use our Lawyer Assist service if you’d like our legal team to check your document will do as you intend.
Our documents comply with the latest relevant law. Our lawyers regularly review how new law affects each document in our library.
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