We always position our service as a happy mid-ground between expensive solicitor fees and the blank Will forms that you can download from the internet or buy from WHSmiths. The finished product of using an interactive online Will service is usually identical to a Last Will and Testament prepared by a solicitor. After all, a solicitor doesn’t write a Will starting with a blank sheet of paper, they use what are known as “Will precedents” or clauses that are historically established, and are known to work. Most solicitors actually use “Parker’s modern Will precedents” and this is the exact same reference book used by LegalWills.co.uk.
I heard that if I create a Last Will and Testament using our service like yours, it can be challenged or contested. Is that true?
The short answer is yes, our Wills can be contested, but not simply because they were created using our service. Any Will can be contested, but there are a specific number of reasons why challenging a Will could be successful.
The person making the Will was not fully aware of what they were doing
The legal term for this is that they “lacked testamentary capacity”. The colloquial term is that they were not of “sound mind”. The person writing the Will should understand that they are indeed preparing a Will, and be fully aware of the content. They should be Continue reading