The process of making a will online is one that is both safe and secure and allows anyone to make a fully legal will in just a matter of minutes whenever you want. After the will is complete, it will be witnessed and signed in the correct way so that it is fully legal and provides the right level of cover in the event of a person’s death. Typically the document comes with full instructions about it.
By making a will online a person has the ability to do it at any time that is convenient to them and can even stop the process halfway through and start back again whenever it suits them. During the process of doing this, there will be lots of legal guidance provided, which helps with a person understanding the various legal terms, etc. that come with making a will. Once complete, changes can be typically made to the document completely free of charge – although this is only usually the case for the first 28 days after the will has been made. Some online providers allow you to make changes throughout the entire lifetime of the will but there is usually a charge for this service.
The online process
Prior to starting the process of making a will online, a person should have the contact details, including the name and address, of any individual that is going to be put onto the will. Whilst exact specifics, such as postcodes are helpful, they are not necessarily required. As previously stated, there is the functionality to log in and out from the online process so any information that is required but that is not to hand can be sought and entered into the document at a later date.
The best website will start off with having a person fill out a survey or questionnaire with information such as contact details and address. There is no need to worry about this as all of the information is kept secure and is only asked for in order to help with the making of the will and for the purpose of sending the finished document out.
After that, the survey/questionnaire asks a person about who will be managing their estate in the event of death, including who will take guardianship of any children or dependents. Once completed, a summary of the answers given will be provided so that these can be checked over in order to ensure that all of the information is correct. It is at this stage that payment for the will is made.
Receiving the document
After payment for the will has been made, the document along with all of the instructions is then sent out to a person, usually via email. By this stage, the will has been checked over by a legal professional in order to make sure that it is fully legal and that everything with it is in order. There is usually the option to have a printed version of the document.