How it works

A Dead Good Will in 4 Simple Steps

1

Contact Dead Good Wills to arrange a face to face appointment with Jayne via Zoom or your preferred video platform.

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Once Jayne has all the relevant information she will draft your will and email or post it to you for approval.

3

When you are happy with the draft a good copy will be sent to you for signature. You will be guided through the correct execution of your will.

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Jayne will check your signed will for validity and you will have the option to retain the original or to make arrangements for its safe storage.

FAQs

Here are the answers to common questions regarding will writing.

During your appointment, Jayne will ask you questions about your family and personal circumstances and the value of your assets so that she can give you personalised advice. There will be plenty of time for you to talk about your wishes in the event of your death and to ask questions.

If someone dies without having a will it is known as dying intestate. The law dictates how intestate estates are distributed regardless of what your wishes may have been. Having a valid will ensures that your wishes are followed and that your property will be left to the people that you care most about. It also ensures that your nearest and dearest understand your wishes, which can be really important to avoid conflicts between them after your death.

It’s easy to believe that wills are just for the rich but most of us have possessions that mean a lot to us and that we would like to pass on to our preferred family members, friends or even to charity.

Making a will can be important to different people for different reasons:

  • Single people - if you don’t have a will your closest relatives are entitled by law to inherit from you. If you have no immediate family this could end up being a long-lost relative you hardly know whereas you may prefer a close friend to benefit.
  • Couples living together - if you’re not married or in a civil partnership, your partner is not automatically entitled to inherit anything in your estate which is not in your joint names.
  • Homeowners - especially if you own the house in your sole name or you own a specific share of the house.
  • Parents - you can appoint guardians for your children and stipulate how and when you would like them to inherit.
  • Those who are in second marriages or who have children from previous relationships can ensure that those most dependant on you receive their fair share.
  • Those who are in the process of separating or divorcing - you don’t need to wait for the final divorce papers to get your will in order, in fact it’s preferable that you make your new will as soon as possible in the process.

Did you know that in your will you can also:

  • Appoint the person/s who will be responsible for carrying out your wishes after your death.
  • Specify your funeral arrangements.
  • Make arrangements for re-homing your pets.

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