This was what I meant:
||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 (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.)|
||our bank did ours for 'free' as one of the small print extras they don't tell you about until you ask|
||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.|
||mine for just me cost £100 plus vat, so £180 sounds about right|
||I thought you can get Will forms,and write them yourselves,but get a Solicitor to witness and sign?|
||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 Anyone with a complicated will would pay more|
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.
||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.|
||Thanks everyone, great advice as usual.|