Protect your family with an online will

Write a will online in as little as 15 minutes, and get peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

We’re the online will experts

Here’s what people have to say about our online will service.

How to make a will online

Three easy steps to write your will with Beyond
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Answer simple questions
We’ll just ask you about your wishes, with no legal jargon. It takes just 15 minutes to make a will online with us.
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Our experts check your will
Every will made on Beyond is checked by our in-house team of legal experts. We’ll let you know within 3 days if any tweaks are needed.
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Print, sign — and you’re done
Print off and sign your will with witnesses to make it legally binding. Come back and update it any time with a subscription.
Our price
£90
or £135 for couples

Optional extras

Start for free, pay only when you print and sign

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Looking for partner wills?

Our partner wills are great for couples who are looking to put their affairs in order.

  • A legally binding will for each of you
  • Individual will accounts, so you can leave your own personal gifts and messages
  • Just £135 in total, saving you £45 on the price of two individual wills

The UK’s top-rated online will service

We help thousands of people write legally-binding wills each year, and we make it easy! Ranked the best online will writing service in the UK by the Times’ Money Mentor and Fairer Finance. We’re rated 5* on Trustpilot and recommended by 93% of Mumsnet parents.

But you don’t have to take their word for it. Give us a try for free — you only have to pay if you decide to download.

Always here to help

Our legal experts are just a free call or an easy click away if you have a question. So, if you get stuck, don’t worry. We’ll be right there to help you find the best option for you and your family.

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  • 0800 044 9569 - lines open: 9am-7pm, 7 days a week

The secure way to create a will online

Perfect privacy

We know the details of your will are private — and we’ll keep them that way. We use state of the art encryption to keep your data secure. Everything you share with us is completely confidential.

Bank-level ID checks

We’re the first online will service to use bank-level identity verification to protect your will from future challenges, making us the safest choice for your legacy.

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)

Once you make a will online with us, you can then easily make an LPA online too, as well as access other free services.

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We’re proud to say that our online will service has raised over £370 million for charitable causes so far.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity
Heart Research UK
Asthma UK
Leukaemia Care
Woodland Trust

What can you do with an online will from Beyond?

FAQs on making an online will

Can I make a will online without a solicitor?
Is it legal and safe to make an online will in the UK?
What kind of will does your online will service make?
What happens if I die without a will?
What can I leave others in my online will?
What is a couple’s will?
How does your couple’s will work?
Where should I store my will after I’ve signed it?
Where will Beyond keep my will if I subscribe?
How often do I need to update my online will?
Can you see what I’ve written in my will?
What can you see?
What is an executor?
What is a guardian?
What is a beneficiary?
What’s included in my online will purchase?
What does Beyond’s online will subscription service include?
How can you check my will if everything is secured?

Can I make a will online without a solicitor?

Yes. As long as your wishes are simple, there’s no need to hire a solicitor to draw up your will. It’s perfectly legal to create your own will without the help of a legal professional. And we believe our service is the best way to create an online will in the UK.

Is it legal and safe to make an online will in the UK?

Our online will maker will create a valid and binding will, so long as you meet the usual requirements for any UK will (online or otherwise):

  • You’re aged 18+. Only adults can make a valid will.
  • You make the online will voluntarily. A will you’re forced to make doesn’t count.
  • You are ‘of sound mind’ when you make it. You need to be mentally capable of understanding and agreeing to the wishes stated in the will.
  • The will is written. Or printed off, in this case. Oral wills (where you just speak to someone about what you want to happen) aren’t considered valid in the UK.
  • The will is signed in front of two witnesses. These witnesses need to be 18 or over, and can’t be people who will benefit from the will in any way.
  • The will is signed by those two witnesses. To prove they were there, essentially.

What kind of will does your online will service make?

Our online will service generates a simple (also known as ‘basic’) will. This states what you would like to happen to your estate when you die, names an executor(s), and nominates guardians for your pets and children in the event of your death.

A complex will is recommended for very large and/or complicated estates, where you might want to set up trusts, lay out wishes that are complicated or contentious, or take certain steps to reduce inheritance tax. If you think you need a complex will, you can call us on 0800 054 9793 to get a quote.

What happens if I die without a will?

When you die without a will (also known as dying ‘intestate’), your estate goes to your ‘next of kin’ - this is the person legally considered to be your closest family member. This is usually your husband or wife, or (if you are unmarried) your children.

If you have no family members to inherit, the Crown will keep everything. If you make an online will with Beyond, you can ensure your partner is protected even if you’re not married and that specific items, pets and amounts are given to the right people.

What can I leave others in my online will?

Our online will writing service lets you pass on your:

  • Money
  • Property or land
  • Specific belongings
  • Stocks and shares

It’s worth remembering that certain fees, debts and taxes may need to be paid before beneficiaries can inherit, so any exact monetary gifts may differ in the end.

What is a couple’s will?

Our couple’s will is actually two separate wills, one for the original will writer and one for their partner. It’s not a joint or mirror will: both of you will be able to make a personalised will that reflects your separate wishes, only matching each other where you agree.

Our couple’s will costs just £135, which is £45 less than making two individual wills, and hundreds less than a solicitor usually charges.

How does your couple’s will work?

Once you’ve completed your own will, you can choose to purchase a couple’s will. We’ll then email your partner and guide them through writing their will.

Your partner won’t be able to see your online will, but we will intelligently prefill some details (things like children and beneficiary contact information) based on what you entered to save them time.

Once your partner has completed their will and checked everything, they can download their will without having to make a payment.

Where should I store my will after I’ve signed it?

Once you’ve finished writing your will online, you need to print it off, sign it with two witnesses, then store it. You have a few options for this:

  • At home. This is free, but it’s important to keep your will somewhere secure and memorable. You don’t want to accidentally throw it away.
  • With us. For £10 a year, we’ll store a physical copy of your will, and update it for you if any changes to the law make the wording outdated. We’ll also register your will with Certainty, the National Will Register, so your family can find your will easily when the time comes.
  • With the Probate Service. If you’re in England or Wales, you can store your will with the government’s Probate Service for £20.
  • With a legal professional. You can also keep your will with a solicitor or will writing service, usually for a fee. You should always ask the professional who writes your will to register it on Certainty.

Remember: It’s very important not to store your will in a bank safety deposit box. The bank might not be able to release the contents of the safety deposit box without a grant of probate, and a will is required to apply for a grant of probate.

Where will Beyond keep my will if I subscribe?

A hundred feet beneath the soil, in a fully managed, professionally converted WW2 bunker. We’re not kidding. It’s floodproof, fireproof, and proof against all kinds of other risks: the perfect place for sensitive documents.

Simply send your will by recorded delivery to Beyond Wills, 3 Loughborough Street, London, SE11 5RB. We’ll confirm receipt and store your will in our secure facility.

How often do I need to update my online will?

The government recommends that you update your will every five years at least. It’s also important to change your will whenever there’s a significant change in your life, such as when:

  • A new child is born.
  • You get married, engaged, or divorced.
  • You buy, inherit, or move into a new house.
  • One of the people mentioned in your original will dies, or becomes less suitable (such as the executor dying, or guardians moving away or splitting up).
  • You have something new that you’d like to pass on.
  • You change your mind about who should inherit what (it happens).

Our optional £10 a year subscription service lets you log in and update your will using your saved details any time. Think of it as having an online will kit at your fingertips for whenever life turns a corner.

Can you see what I’ve written in my will?

Nope. We can see that you have written a will, but we can’t read the contents. As you complete your will, the data is encrypted and sent to us using HTTPS. To keep your data secure, it’s then stored in an encrypted format on multiple disks in a variety of locations - these are backed up daily.

What can you see?

When it comes to your personal data, we can only see your name and your email address, which we use to contact you when your will’s ready to be downloaded.

Some other general stats (namely the number of people who’ve made and downloaded a will, and the total amount left by all our users to specific charities) are tracked, but the data is anonymised - stripped of any identifying information. This means we don’t know who the people involved are: it’s just a way to understand how we’re doing.

What is an executor?

The executor of your will is responsible for making sure that your wishes are carried out and that your estate is settled properly after you die. The executor of your online will can be anyone aged 18 or over. They don’t have to be a solicitor, and they can be a beneficiary as well as an executor. You can also have multiple executors. People often choose their partner and/or their children. The important thing is to choose someone you trust.

What is a guardian?

When you choose a guardian for your children in your online will, you’re choosing who will look after them if both you and their other parent die before they turn 18.

A guardian for a pet is a similar thing, but with pets (who can’t come of age, and don’t have other ‘parents’ - at least, officially speaking), you are choosing a guardian for as long as your pet survives.

Guardians can also be executors and beneficiaries.

What is a beneficiary?

Your beneficiaries are the people you choose to inherit some part of your estate when creating your will. Anyone - apart from the two witnesses who sign your will - can be a beneficiary.

What’s included in my online will purchase?

  • A legally binding will. Our will language is approved by STEP-qualified solicitors. Our smart interactive tool takes your answers and uses them to craft a personalised will that, once signed and witnessed, will be legally binding.
  • Every will checked. Our in-house legal experts double check every will. If we spot anything amiss in your will, we’ll let you know within 7 days.
  • Registered with the National Will Register. We register your will with the National Will Register. This service, which usually costs £30, offers a way for your family to find your will easily after your death, even if you don’t tell them where it is now.
  • Live support. Stuck mid-way through your will? We’re here to answer all your questions. Just call or message our team for a helping hand.

What does Beyond’s online will subscription service include?

  • Update your will whenever you like. Just moved house, or welcomed a new addition to the family? With our optional £10 a year will storage subscription, you can save the details of your will online and log in and update it any time. You can cancel any time - just contact us to let us know by phone, email or live chat.
  • Safe storage, forever. We’ll keep a physical copy of your will safe so that you don’t have to worry about losing or damaging it as the years go by. We’ll also sign it up with the National Will Register, so your family can find your will easily when the time comes.
  • Updates to the law. We keep a sharp eye on any legislation that might affect wills. If you’re a subscriber, we’ll get in touch to let you know if any new law will have an impact on your will, and what to do about it.
  • No pressure. If you don’t need our will storage service, that’s no problem! You can simply make your will, download it, print it off, and leave it at that. No need to pay a thing.

How can you check my will if everything is secured?

Your will can be viewed under a one-time, read-only access permission by one of the experts in the will checking team. If they spot anything that needs your attention, they email you to let you know what to do. After your will has been checked, it can no longer be accessed by anyone else at Beyond.

Always here to help

Not quite what you’re looking for? Go to our Advice Centre for simple, clear guides to everything after life.

Or contact our helpline.

0800 044 9454Advice Centre

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