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Making a joint will

EV and I are in the process of making a joint will. We consulted with a solicitor this morning and their charge is 180+VAT is this reasonable?
12Bore

Wait till they do the annual free writing in return for a charity donation.
But do do the will.

Ours cost me 3 bottles of decent Barolo Cool
frewen

I think that was the sort of money we paid for mirror wills Smile
Behemoth

For a straight forward mirror will it's on the upper side as I've seen similar prices inclusive of VAT.
12Bore

Wait till they do the annual free writing in return for a charity donation.
But do do the will.

Ours cost me 3 bottles of decent Barolo Cool


This was what I meant:
http://www.willaid.org.uk/
T.G

Yes, we paid that for ours. However, we did at the time know at sometime in the then future we planned o have more children and asked about adding/altering names which was said to be free...nevertheless they since wanted to charge use 95 to add Maximus... so make sure you have details of such potential changes and the charges in writing... I should take my own advice from time to time Rolling Eyes (you never know who will come and go into an out of a life .. you might suddenly wish to be specific about an item or sum of money to a specific person for example.) Very Happy
sally_in_wales

our bank did ours for 'free' as one of the small print extras they don't tell you about until you ask
baldybloke

Several charities offer a free wills service as long as you leave them a small bequest. I did mine via the Soil Association. For 20 ish pound membership, this could be a cheaper option.
gz

mine for just me cost 100 plus vat, so 180 sounds about right
Ty Gwyn

I thought you can get Will forms,and write them yourselves,but get a Solicitor to witness and sign?
gz

I don't think that will cost much less- I'd worked it out with my children beforehand. The solicitor had very little work to do Confused Anyone with a complicated will would pay more
T.G

istr you can write a will yourself without need of any formalities, does still have to be witnessed and signed. However, if challenged, istr it is much easier for it to/could fail or wishes not be carried out ...

There is a book called Parker's modern will precedents, it's handy for giving the sort of passages found in wills, if you intend to write your own.

Our fee and suspect others too, include storage and future help to our executors.
Mary-Jane

That's reasonable for a joint will. Unless a will is particularly complex (trusts etc) about 100 per person is about average, thus 180 plus VAT is perfectly reasonable.
vegplot

Thanks everyone, great advice as usual.
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