Cost Effective Will
Our "Premier" package is our most cost effective Will solution. Having completed the questionnaire and made your secure payment, your Will can be downloaded and printed. A full Will "commentary" is provided to explain the content of your Will in plain English, and full signing instructions are included. Read more..
Your Will Checked
If you select our Superior package, before you print your Will, our team will check the document to ensure that it is error free and that everything is in order. When your Will has been thoroughly checked we will send you an email to confirm and you will given access to download and print your Will from our secure server. read more..
Will Checked & Bound
As an alternative to just printing your Will at home, with the "Superior Plus" Will package, in addition to all the benefits of our "Superior" package, we will professionally print your Will on high quality paper and securely bind the document with "tamper proof" rivets. Your Will document will be posted to you direct via RM 1st Class Recorded delivery. PLUS FREE BONUS read more..
Common Will Terms
A Will uses specific legal terms to describe parties and gifts to be made under a Will. Please see below for explanations of common terms used in modern Wills:
Testator (Male) – A male person who made the Will.
Testatrix (Female) - The female person who made the Will.
Executor (Male) / Executrix (Female) – Individuals or professionals appointed by a Will whose role is to ensure the wishes of the deceased as set out in the Will are carried out. They are responsible for the administration of the Estate. If a Beneficiary is an infant child, the Executor(s) then also act as Trustees of the child’s Legacy which is held under a Testamentary Trust until the child is old enough to inherit .
Administrator (Male) / Administratrix (Female) – Term referring to the person who is legally appointed to deal with the estate of a person who has died intestate – that is without a Will.
Beneficiary – The people nominated in the Will to benefiting from the Estate. Beneficiaries can be persons or organisations, such as a charity or a company.
Guardian - The person(s) designated in a Will to be take over parental responsibility for minor children (under the age of 18). A Guardian has the right to accept or reject the responsibility and so their consent should be obtained before appointing them in a Will.
Bequest - A specific gift named in a Will that does not consist of freehold or leasehold property.
Chattels – Collective term for the personal possessions of the deceased.
Codicil - A signed and witnessed document used to amend an existing Will. Used for minor changes and as an alternative to writing a new Will.
Devise - A gift made in a Will that comprises either freehold or leasehold property.
Estate - All property and assets that were owned by the deceased person at the time of their death.
Grant of Probate - A Court Order that is obtained after the death of a person in order to confirm the Executors of a Will.
Intestacy - The rules of Intestacy apply when no Will has been left. The deceased will have been deemed to have died “Intestate”.
Legacies – Name for specified gifts left in a Will to named individuals or organisations. A Legacy can be a particular property, sum of money or part of the Residuary Estate.
Letters of Administration - A Court Order that is obtained after the death of a person who has died Intestate which officially confirms the appointment of the Administrators.
Memorandum – Often referred to in a Will. A Memorandum of Wishes is a separate list detailing any specific gifts of personal chattels, such as my Tanzanite Diamond ring to my Sister or my Rolex Oyster watch to my Son. The Memorandum can be hand written and stored with your Will. Should you change your mind about the gift or the recipient it is much easier to write a new list than re-write your Will.
Partial Intestacy - This is where a Will does not cover all of the property that has been left by the deceased person.
Residue – Residue is the term for what is left over after all the named specific gifts and legacies have been distributed to the Beneficiaries and any professional fees have been paid.
STEP Provisions – Society of Trust and Estate Provisions. These provisions are commonly referred to in Wills rather than quoting them verbatim. They provide the Executors with technical and routine provisions they need to administer the estate properly.
Testamentary Trust – A Trust established in a Will. When a gift or part of the Residue is to be looked after by the Trustees it is referred to as being in Trust. The Trustees control the Trust and manage it for the benefit of the Beneficiaries. Trusts are often created to provide for infant children.
Trustees - Persons appointed in the Will or by Deed to look after property or money which cannot pass under the Will straight away. Usually the Executors act as the Trustees, although this is at their discretion.