The Dangers of DIY Wills

There are some very significant risks when taking a DIY route.

Ignoring these risks could make your Will invalid.

This could mean substantial legal fees to put things right, to say nothing of the upset and problems it could cause to your chosen Executors, Beneficiaries and loved ones.

People are not always aware of the complexities of making a Will, and can assume probate work is really simple. Often, this is not the case.

There have been an increasing number of cases of people being served notices for unexpected inheritance tax, or having costly legal disputes surrounding Wills that have not been professionally written or Witnessed.

There have also been an increasing number of people having to seek further advice in the end because one of their loved ones made a mistake on their DIY Will, or they themselves have found the paperwork too difficult to match their circumstances and future wishes for their loved ones.

When making your own Will you may overlook some possibilities and unforeseen changes in circumstances. Wills that are not clear under the law are open to challenge and your wishes may be overruled. A Will not made under the correct procedures will be rendered invalid.

All Wills must be written in accordance with the Wills Act 1837, a copy of which can be downloaded on our website – you may think twice about a DIY version when you read it.

Why take the risk when for just £99 + vat (£118.80) you can be assured that your last Will and Testament will be able to be used confidently by your Executors and no challenges of any sort will arise?