Like most people, I don’t like to think about dying and until recently I hadn’t made any plans for this eventuality. In fact I had been putting off making a will for years, but I was still really pleased when I was asked to review a new online will service at makemeawill.com, because finally I had run out of excuses not to make one. The usual excuses of no time to make an appointment with a solicitor, not having much idea of what it entailed, and not thinking I could afford one no longer counted.
I was lucky enough to be given a free will by them in return for this review, but even if I hadn’t been, the will that I selected would have only cost me £39 (there are different price scales but they are all very reasonable) which I could have even paid for through PayPal. £39 is nowhere near what in my experience (through a divorce) a solicitor charges for an hours work.
Not only is Make Me A Will an affordable option, it is also a convenient one, as with www.makemeawill.com you can do your own will online without having to leave the house! Writing my will only took me 20 minutes, and I suspect it would have been less if I hadn’t been trying to watch Eastenders at the same time!
If you are worried that you will make a mistake online, and will end up paying for a worthless document, then don’t worry they do offer a will checking service, which is just as well as I managed to accidentally give my boyfriend my surname instead of his own in one section!
When writing your will, you can specify guardianship of children, preferred funeral arrangements, obviously who gets what and who will execute this, and even whether you would like to donate your organs – I won’t tell you the details of my will, as even bloggers need some privacy, but I will tell you that I definitely said yes to this one!
I received an email to tell me that my will was ready for download, I downloaded it, and now I just have to get a couple friends to witness me signing it. It was so easy, and I am really glad I got around to doing it thanks to Make Me A Will! Amy Peters from Beneficial Trust & Will Co Ltd (who run the makemeawill.com service) said it perfectly when she said..
Many people consider wills as something they ought to do but never quite get around to, but creating a will can save an awful lot of heartache for those that are left behind.
Whilst writing my will, I felt a little guilty that I hadn’t written it before, as if I had died without a will, my family wouldn’t have known my funeral preferences ( it’s not really a subject that comes up often), and they would have had the stress of trying to work out what I would have wanted, added to the additional stress of trying to sort out my finances, all whilst grieving.
makemeawill.com makes it so easy and quick to make a will that really, what excuse do you have not to?