What is a will?
A will is a document that says what you want to happen to your money and property when you die. You can also leave instructions in your will for other things, like the care of any children you may have and for what you want to happen to your body. An example of our will is provided on the right.
When Should I make a will?
We all have things worth protecting. Whether it's property, art, photo albums or simply for peace of mind. If you're over 18 years old and have legal capacity you should make a will.
To have legal capacity to make a will, you must know that you are making a will, understand the nature and effect of the will and know that you are distributing your property according to your own wishes.
What information do I need?
As you are making your will you are going to answer a series of simple questions.
Before starting you need to know the names and addresses of any people to whom you want to leave property, money or other items after your death.
You will also need to know the names and addresses of any people you want to name as executors. Executors are people who carry out the directions in you will, so they should be people you trust.
What does onlinewillkit.com let me do?
Our will allows you to make choices about the following:
- Who you want to administer your will.
- What you want to happen to your property, money and any other items.
- Who you want to care for your children, if you have any.
- What you want to happen to your body after you die.
If these options meet your needs for a will that's great! Start making your will whenever you're ready. However if you feel that our options are too simple or don't meet your needs then unfortunately onlinewillkit.com may not be right for you.
Please consider your circumstances and requirements for a will carefully. If you are unsure of what you need in your will it may be best to speak with a legal professional.
What do I get?
Once you have finished the kit you will be able to download your ready-to-sign will as a pdf. We will also email your will to the email address you provide.
Be sure to read the included simple instructions for signing and storing your will to make sure that your will is valid and can be found when needed.
When should I not use this kit?
We understand that sometimes you might need to make complex arrangements in your will. While onlinewillkit.com is just right for most people, if your personal circumstances or needs include the following, we suggest seeking professional legal advice:
- Family trusts
- Complex company arrangements; or
- You want to create a testamentary trust