A will is perhaps one of the most important documents you will ever craft. It’s your final statement of wishes in the world, the means by which you will provide for your family and guide them through a traumatic time. However, it’s always a little uncomfortable delving into mortal matters, and so many people put off this critical part of the estate planning process- sometimes until it is too late. Whether you are a legal service looking to help your clients engage with the estate planning process more rationally and timeously, or an individual who has already done the planning with their legal team and simply needs help with the formalising process, our will typing services will help you craft compliant wills ready to be lodged as you choose. We always hope not to need them just yet- but the peace of mind of knowing you’re legally compliant and prepared cannot be described.
Why is a fully legally compliant will so critical?
Without a will in place, the deceased has no say in the distribution of their worldly possessions. In the event of a person passing without a will, or with a will which is incorrectly crafted, the process of distributing the estate falls back on the laws of probate. While it’s certainly possible that these match the deceased’s own wishes, it’s highly unlikely! Without a fully ratified will, correctly devised by a legal professional experienced in the arena, it’s perfectly possible for estranged family members to reap all the benefits of a hard-earned lifetime, while the vulnerable and those you care for most go without or find themselves entangled in years of messy legal battles. Will typing services are one critical component in the multi-faceted process between consulting with your legal team and formalising your estate planning, and presenting a fully compliant and legal will that can be actioned in the event of your passing.
A will not only lays out who should inherit possessions, money and property in the event of a death, but also carries incredibly important information such as who should act as estate executor, last messages to loved ones, and even how the deceased wishes to be interred. The executor will then face the legal burden of ensuring that these wishes are carried out as closely as is possible within the confines of the law. A will and testament typing service helps to ensure this is done succinctly, clearly and in compliance with the law.
How a will and testament typing service can help you
While Legal Typing, as a responsible will typing service, cannot advise anyone in the estate planning process, we are there to help ensure you or your client’s final wishes are properly presented to both the courts and the will’s executor, ensuring everything unfolds as the deceased intended. A critical part of ensuring any will is legal under British law is that the will is presented in writing, and correctly witnessed.
Other good reasons to use a will typing service
The creation of you or your client’s will will not be the only time when a will and testament typing service could be of great use to you. The responsible estate planner ensures that any drafted will is revised and updated regularly- typically after 5 years, or any time a major life event such as the birth of children occurs. The amount of times a will can be changed is unlimited, in fact- but know that whatever the last legal will that can be found states is what will stand in court when the estate is settled, so it’s better to revise this critical document often. Allow the skilled team in our will typing service pool to take some of the nitty-gritty of admin off of your shoulders, and help you stay on top of the estate planning game.
Using a skilled will and testament typing service like Legal Typing allows you the peace of mind of knowing that the transcription and formalisation of your clients [or your own] will is handled skilfully, without errors and mistakes, and in a fully legally compliant manner that will make the process of handling the estate smooth and simple.