29 Apr The Coronavirus and making a Will at home
How do I make a will at home?
Making a Will no longer requires you to go anyway and you can quickly make your will from the comfort and safety of your own home. Getting started is simple using Counsl’s quick and easy 3 step Will writing process.
Our friendly team are always available to help answer any questions you may have and to take you through the process from start to finish. They will create a bespoke Will to make sure your wishes are fully incorporated and they’ll even provide you with helpful tips should they see anything that along the way that may need to be brought to your attention. After that you’ll be sent your Will and will be able to print & sign your Will in front of two witnesses. If you would like us to print and post your Will, we are also able to hep you do that for just £15.
How do I get people to witness my will?
The last few weeks and months have been totally unprecedented with millions of people self-isolating to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
We have seen a large shift in people who have gravitated to write their Wills through online services such as ours. But a very common question we get asked is, how do I make my Will binding when I can’t find two witnesses due to self-isolation? Well under the Law of England and Wales, in order for a Will to be legally valid and binding, it must be signed with wet ink, which means you can’t unfortunately simply sign it digitally.
It is very important that you don’t put off signing your Will. A quick way to get your Will witnessed is to ask your two selected witnesses to watch you sign your Will throught a closed window, whilst ensuring that both witnesses are there at the same time. After you have signed it, simply pop the Will through your letterbox to your Witness and watch them (through your window) add their details and signatures – ensuring of course that they follow strict processes to ensure they have sanitised their hands and ideally use their own pens.
Once they have done this, they can simply pop the Will back through your letterbox.
My requirements are complex, how can I find a solicitor during the lockdown?
With the coronavirus spreading quickly throughout the country, more and more people have started making a Will. However, with all main shopping precincts and high streets, more traditional ways to proceed are no longer available and rather more and more people are moving towards online services to create a Will.
Unlike other online Will creation sites, Counsl offers both simple and complex Will writing services. Our process always ensures that no matter how complex your requirements are, that your instructions are always met in your final Will.