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Most other companies make you pay up front before you have seen what you're going to get. We don't.

You can try our service free of charge. We have nothing to hide.

Only after you have checked that our service gives you what you want in your Will, and only after you have viewed a Summary of what will appear in your Will, and only after you have viewed the first few paragraphs of your actual Will, will we ask you to pay.

What's more, if you find anything legally wrong with your Will and it's our fault then we will correct the error and give you a 100% refund.
We do not confuse you with complicated forms.

Instead we ask you simple questions with straightforward multiple-choice answers.

Based on those answers, we then ask you to enter only the information that we require.

The result is that you can write the Will that you want accurately, easily and quickly.

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Once you've paid for your Will and/or LPA, you can make UNLIMITED re-writes of your document(s) for FREE.

Only if you want us to check your amended document(s) do we make a charge – and even then it's only £24.99+VAT per document.

What's more, we also understand that if you like our service you will want to recommend it to your friends. For every friend that you refer to us who makes their Will and/or LPA using our service, we add 2 free 're-checks' to your account. Thousands of our Customers have already taken advantage of this offer.
PROFESSIONAL DOCUMENTS

Solicitors were involved in the design of this site and your Will document is generated from the same database of words and phrases used by lawyers up and down the UK.
During the design process, every conceivable permutation of Will which can be produced from our Intelligent Online Questionnaire © was 'pre-checked'.

PROFESSIONAL CHECKING SERVICE

As an extra safeguard for 100% peace of mind, every Will purchased from this site is individually checked by a professionally qualified Willwriter. This service also extends to all Lasting Powers of Attorney purchased.

Our Professional Checking Service takes the form of an email that you will receive within 2 working days of the purchase of your documents. This email will EITHER give your documents the 'all clear' (in which case you can use the versions you downloaded at purchase time) OR suggest alterations to be made – with a direct facility to contact us if you require further clarification.

As an optional extra, if you have purchased our Printing & Binding Service, we don't suggest alterations to be made. Instead, we make them for you, and generate and email (and later post) to you the corrected documents.

Finally, if you want us to check your document(s) after signature then with our Free Attestation Checking Service we give you an email address to which you can send the signed page(s) and we will email you back within 2 working days to tell you whether or not the signing/witnessing process appears to have been correctly carried out.
Our system is quick - really quick. Once our questionnaire has loaded up (which takes only a few seconds) response time is immediate.

You can break off at any time, save what you've entered, then come back later to continue.

Once you've completed and paid for your Will, you get it straight away – both as an immediate download and in an email.

You can have your Will printed - and ready to sign in the presence of 2 witnesses to make it legal - in just a few minutes.

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This is just a small selection of the comments we have received from our Customers about our service :-

"I have been delighted with your service and have been telling all my friends and family about it! Thank you."
- C.I.L.  Bath.

"Just writing to congratulate you on the excellent will-writing service which you provide, and I have just used.
The software you use is awesome and you make what could be a complicated task very easy. I will be pleased to recommend your service to others. "
- Mr A.G.  Hythe, Kent.

"A very professional and friendly service. We are very happy with the Wills you have created - and we are busy trying to get our friends to use you !"
- R. & A.B.  Manchester.

"An excellent service - quick, comprehensive, efficient. We have found the supporting documentation most helpful. Thank you for enabling us to sort out this important task in our lives."
- Mr. & Mrs. K.F.  Cambridge.
When you use our service, your details are entered over a secure SSL link and are stored on our system using sophisticated encryption to ensure that your data is 100% safe.

We will never reveal, give, or sell your details to any third party without first obtaining your permission. And you can ask us to remove your details entirely from our system at any time.

Finally, once you've made your Will with us and signed and witnessed it, you'll have the peace of mind of knowing that if you lose it, you can re-print and re-sign it at any time.
We are Members of the Society of Willwriters - the UK's most respected regulatory body for the Willwriting Profession.

You can therefore rest assured that when you deal with us:-
  • You are dealing with an approved and professional organisation.
  • If you have a grievance with us and we do not answer it satisfactorily, you have somewhere to take it further.
Your LPA document will be supplied in electronic PDF format, fully completed on your behalf and requiring only the signatures of you, your witnesses, and your Attorneys.

(Your Certificate Provider must, alas, complete their short section in their own hand for the document to be legal)

Please also read our note at the bottom of this page regarding the cost of registration of an LPA.
The signing process can differ according to what is contained in the LPA, but this will not be a problem for you because we will give you detailed and personalised step-by-step instructions for what to do e.g.

“Ensure A and B are in the room with you. Turn to page 13 and sign in box 14 while A and B watch”

The instructions are so precise and easy to follow that we have yet to hear of one of our LPAs being refused registration.

Please read our note at the bottom of this page regarding the cost of registration of an LPA.
We give you direct access to all of the documents you will need over the lifetime of your LPA, including all of the documentation required to register it.

(Please read our note at the bottom of this page regarding the cost of registration of an LPA.)
The questionnaire is a simple multiple-choice format and allows you to complete either just an LPA-PA, or an LPA-PA plus an LPA-HW.

(Don't worry if you only want an LPA-HW – you can choose which documents to purchase at the end)

When you've completed the questionnaire, all you then have to do is check the Summary, Pay, Download, Print and Sign.

(Please read our note at the bottom of this page regarding the cost of registration of an LPA.)
When you've completed the questionnaire we show you a simple plain English summary of your LPA, so you can check that what you've entered corresponds to what you want the document to say.

If you find something wrong, you can go back and correct it. Alternatively if you've no more time to spare you can save your details and come back later.

At this point you will still not have been asked to pay anything.
You can choose to purchase any or all of the following:-
  • LPA-PA
  • LPA-HW (if you've completed one)
  • Document correction, printing, and binding (additional charge)
A ‘Lasting Power of Attorney - Property & Financial Affairs’ (‘LPA-PA’) allows you to appoint somebody to look after your money and property and other related affairs if for any reason you become unable to manage them yourself e.g.
  • You suffer an accident and are confined to bed or hospital
  • You suffer a more serious accident which permanently incapacitates you
  • You become mentally incapacitated or develop dementia as a result of old age or for some other reason
(Note: The LPA-PA effectively replaces the old Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA))
A ‘Lasting Power of Attorney – Health and Welfare’ (‘LPA-HW’) allows you to appoint somebody to make personal health and welfare (including, if you specify in the LPA-HW, life-sustaining treatment) decisions on your behalf if for any reason you become unable to make them yourself e.g.
  • You suffer an accident and are confined to bed or hospital
  • You suffer a more serious accident which permanently incapacitates you
  • You become mentally incapacitated or develop dementia as a result of old age or for some other reason
The questionnaire is a simple multiple-choice format and allows you to complete either just an LPA-PA, or an LPA-PA plus an LPA-HW.

Don't worry if you only want an LPA-HW – you can choose which documents to purchase at the end.
As current legislation stands, if somebody has to go into long term care the Local Authority has the power to seize all but £23,250 of their assets as a contribution towards the cost of that care.

Up until April 2015 that included being able to force the sale of their home, but from April 2015 (under a new ‘Universal Deferred Payments Scheme’, intended to prevent anyone from having to sell their home in their lifetime to pay for residential care) local authorities will instead be able to take an interest-bearing charge on the property of an individual against the cost of care fees, to be repaid after the individual’s death. Interest will be chargeable throughout the lifetime of the deferred payment.

So, whilst your home will not be sold while you are alive, its value will still be used to pay for your care costs - preventing you from being able to pass it on to your loved ones.

This issue is real: Official government statistics show that the some 69,000 homes each year have their equity used to fund long term care (which is equivalent to one home every four minutes).

If you are a couple and you jointly own your home then your home is at risk of being taken from your loved ones once you have both passed on, sold, and used to pay for the costs - plus interest - of your long term care.

However, you can easily protect at least 50% of your home by making a pair of Protective Property Trust Wills.
Click the large ‘START HERE’ button and we will lead you through the very simple 2-step process of protecting your home from the Local Authority:-
  1. Making Protective Property Trust Wills
  2. Ensuring that you own your home as ‘Tenants in Common’
That’s all there is to it. If you are interested in the detail of how it all works, please read ‘How do Protective Property Trust Wills work?’ further down this page.
Your Wills will be straightforward Mirror Wills that include a ‘Protective Property Trust’.

You will also be able to specify gifts and/or legacies, state who you wish to inherit your Estate, and appoint Guardians for any children you have under 18.

In other words, your Protective Property Trust Wills will cover your entire requirement for a Will and not just the ‘Property Protection’ angle.
For your Property Protection Trust Wills to work, you must jointly own your property as ‘Tenants in Common’.

You don’t need to know what this means (although see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ further down this page if you are curious). All you need to know is that:-
  • We will lead you through the simple process of checking
     
  • If you need to take action then we will lead you through the simple process of creating the necessary documentation (note if this is necessary there is a further £39.99+VAT charge for this part of the service).
Click now to draft a Single Will without any obligation to buy.
Click now to draft a pair of Mirror Wills without any obligation to buy.
    Select this option if you are not quite sure which type of Will you want.
On August 17th 2015 a new European regulation came into force. The new regulation is technically called Regulation 650/2012 but is more commonly known as ‘Brussels IV’.

This regulation allows you to now override the ‘forced heirship’ succession laws in an EU country in which you hold assets and instead have the succession laws of the country of your nationality apply.

All new Wills made at tenminutewill.co.uk allow you to take advantage of this new regulation.
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Frequently Asked Questions - and their Answers

This page is in two sections :-

  • General questions about Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and our Service
  • Questions we often get asked by our thousands of existing Clients

If you have a question that isn't answered below, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

 
1. General questions about Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and our Service

1.1. What does making a Will mean?
1.2. Are your Wills Legal?
1.3. How does the tenminutewill.co.uk service work?
1.4. Do your Wills include Brussels IV?
1.5. What if I die without making a Will?
1.6. Doesn't a Solicitor need to sign or witness my Will for it to be legally valid?
1.7. Can't I just write my own Will myself without any help?
1.8. Can I use this website to write a Codicil?
1.9. Can I write a Will or LPA for somebody else?
1.10. Under what circumstances can I NOT make a Will?
1.11. Is there anything I can't leave in my Will?
1.12. What if I want to leave people out of my Will?
1.13. In what countries will my Will be valid?
1.14. Can I use a Will to stop the Local Authority from taking my house to pay Care Costs?
1.15. Will I have to pay Inheritance Tax?
1.16. How long will my Will be valid for?
1.17. What if somebody I leave something to in my Will dies before me?
1.18. We are Partners or Married. What are Mirror Wills?
1.19. Can an Executor of my Will be a Beneficiary?
1.20. Can I appoint Guardians for my children in my Will?
1.21. How do I ensure that my children are provided for financially?
1.22. What is a Lasting Power of Attorney - Property & Financial Affairs (LPA-PA)?
1.23. What is a Lasting Power of Attorney - Health & Welfare (LPA-HW)?
1.24. How do I make an LPA-HW?
1.25. Can I draft a Lasting Power of Attorney for somebody else?

 
2. Questions frequently asked by our existing Clients

2.1. How do I get my documents?
2.2. I've completed the forms and saved my details. What do I do now?
2.3. How do I make a change or a correction?
2.4. Oops I entered my email address incorrectly. What do I do?
2.5. I've changed my email address. What do I do?
2.6. I haven't heard from your Professionally qualified Willwriter
2.7. I used the 'Contact Us' form but I haven't had a reply
2.8. How do I refer a friend?
2.9. How do I retrieve my documents from Secure Document Storage?
2.10. I have lost or changed my email address
2.11. Do I have to sign every page of the Will?

 
1.1. What does making a Will mean?

Making a Will means that you are legally declaring who you want to inherit everything that you own when you die, and who you want to administrate the process of distributing it.

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1.2. Are your Wills Legal?

Yes. A Will made using our service is 100% legal under the laws of England and Wales. We have been providing this service since 2002, have tens of thousands of Customers, and not one single Will has ever, to our knowledge, been legally challenged. If you use our service to write your Will and correctly follow the simple signing/witnessing process (for which you will receive detailed instructions) then your Will be be just as legal as if you had used a Solicitor.

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1.3. How does the tenminutewill.co.uk service work?

We have written a special page on this subject which you can access here.

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1.4. Do your Wills include Brussels IV?

Yes. We have written a special page on this subject which you can access here.

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1.5. What if I die without making a Will?

If you die without making a Will you are said to have died Intestate.

Dying intestate leaves your loved ones with far more work to do at a time when they will be bereaved, and it is highly likely that your Estate your possessions will not go to who you want them to.

For example, if you are living with but not married to your partner, they will receive nothing if you die intestate.

If you are thinking about not making a Will, or putting off making one, please read our page on dying intestate before deciding to do nothing.

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1.6. Doesn't a Solicitor need to sign or witness my Will for it to be legally valid?

No. A Solicitor does not need to be involved at any stage of the making of a Will.
For more details click here.

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1.7. Can't I just write my own Will myself without any help?

Yes, you can. But there are significant risks in writing your Will without any assistance of any form - and remember that you will not be around to sort out any problems that occur.

It could mean substantial legal fees to put things right - quite apart from the upset and confusion it could cause those you leave behind – or it could be even worse:-

(a) A Will that is not clear under the law is open to challenge and your wishes may be overruled.

(b) A Will not made under the correct procedures could be declared invalid.

Using our service – with proven software and clauses with decades of legal precedence, your Will being checked by a Professionally qualified Willwriter, and clear Instructions for signing and witnessing the Will – ensures that your loved ones are not left with the above problems.

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1.8. Can I use this website to write a Codicil?

No. It’s far easier to simply make a new Will using our website. It will contain a clause automatically revoking (i.e. cancelling) your previous Will (assuming that your previous Will was made under the laws of England and Wales).

Once you’ve written your new Will using our website, you’ll never have to consider writing a Codicil again. This is because re-writes to your Will at our website are free:- You simply login, amend your Will online, generate the revised document, and print/sign/witness it – and as soon as this has been done then your new Will becomes your current Will.

This is a major benefit of using our service.

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1.9. Can I write a Will or LPA for somebody else?

Yes. You can use tenminutewill.co.uk to write a Will (and/or LPA) for somebody other than yourself. It doesn’t matter who actually writes or drafts somebody’s Will (and/or LPA). All that matters is that the person whose Will (and/or LPA) it is understands its contents and is happy with its contents.

Obviously they must also be of sound mind and old enough to make a Will (and/or LPA) – see the section below.

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1.10. Under what circumstances can I NOT make a Will?

You can make a Will if you are 18 or over and if you have the mental capacity to make a Will.

Put another way, you cannot make a Will if any of the following apply:-

  • If you are under 18
  • If you do not understand what making a Will actually means
  • If you do not understand (at least roughly) the extent of your Estate (i.e. what you own)
  • If you do not understand who should be included in your Will (see 'What if I want to leave people out of my Will?' below)

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1.11. Is there anything I can't leave in my Will?

Yes. If you have anything that you will cease to own as soon as you die, then you can't leave it in your Will. What this means is that you can’t leave any of the following in your Will :-

  • If you own a property as ‘Joint Tenants’ with somebody else, then you can’t leave your share in your Will. Click here for more details.
  • The same goes for your chare of any joint bank account held on a 'Joint Tenants' basis. You should contact your bank to clarify how your account is held.
  • Death in service benefit – we advise you to contact your employer to arrange who is to receive this because your Will does not cover it.
  • Your pension rights - these will normally already be assigned to somebody. You should contact your employer or pension provider to check.
  • A Life Insurance Policy that is already written in Trust to a beneficiary. If you have any doubts over whether or not a Life Insurance Policy of yours is written in this way, then you should contact the Life Insurance Provider with whom you hold the Policy.
  • Property (i.e. a house, flat, etc.) that is outside England and Wales.

The above list is not exhaustive, but please don't worry too much about this subject: if you do leave any of the above in your Will, then the Will would still be legal - the items concerned would simply be crossed out.

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1.12. What if I want to leave people out of my Will?

If you’re deliberately leaving somebody out of your Will, you don’t need to say so in the Will – instead you just don’t mention them as a beneficiary. We also recommend you to write a separate letter explaining what you have done and why. This letter can then be read out in court if the Will is ever challenged (if you instead wrote your reasons into the Will, they could be deleted by the Probate Office and they could then not be read out in court).

You do need to be aware, though, that legally you have to provide for all people who are financially dependent on you. If you don’t then the Will can be challenged and will probably end up being changed. We have a document on this subject explaining your obligations called ‘The Law regarding who may Contest a Will’ and you can download it from our ‘Free Downloadable Documents’ section by clicking here.

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1.13. In what countries will my Will be valid?

A Will made at tenminutewill.co.uk will be valid for everything you own - immovable assets (i.e. property) and movable assets (e.g. bank accounts) - in England and Wales only plus movable assets (e.g. bank accounts) in most other countries.

It is not guaranteed to be valid for immovable assets (i.e. property) in Northern Ireland, Eire, The Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or Scotland – although in the latter case it is possible to adapt the Will so that it might be valid: for more details please click here.

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1.14. Can I use a Will to stop the Local Authority from taking my house to pay Care Costs?

Yes you can. We have a special page dedicated entirely to this subject, and you can read it by clicking here.

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1.15. Will I have to pay Inheritance Tax?

Possibly. The simple answer is that first £325,000 ('the Nil Rate Band') of your estate will pass free of IHT. The remainder will be taxed at 40%.

We have a special page dedicated entirely to this subject, and you can read it by clicking here.

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1.16. How long will my Will be valid for?

A Will made using our service at tenminutewill.co.uk will remain valid until it is ‘revoked’ (cancelled). This can happen in one of the following ways :-

  • If you marry or enter into a Civil Partnership (by law, marriage automatically revokes a Will) – in this case all you’ll need to do is re-print the Will (using your new name if it has changed) and re-sign/witness it as before.
  • If you make another Will (or re-write your Will) using our site – all our Wills contain a clause revoking all previous Wills made under the laws of England and Wales.
  • If you intentionally destroy the Will.

Note that if your Will has not been revoked but it cannot be found then you will still be deemed to have died without a Will (i.e. ‘intestate’). Our Secure Document Storage Service helps to prevent this. Click here to find out more.

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1.17. What if somebody I leave something to in my Will dies before me?

If a beneficiary of your Will dies before you then :-

  • If you’ve left them a ‘gift/legacy’ and not named a substitute beneficiary for that gift/legacy, then it automatically ‘falls into’ your ‘Residuary Estate’ (see our ‘Jargon Explained’ page for an explanation of ‘Residuary Estate’ ).
  • If they stand to receive a share of your Residuary Estate and you have not named a substitute beneficiary for that share, then it goes to the other people/charities/organisations that are already receiving the other shares (in the same proportions to their original shares – e.g. if B was already getting 50% and C was already getting 25% then B will get twice as much as C).
  • If they stand to receive all of your ‘Residuary Estate’ and you have not specified a substitute or substitutes to inherit then your ‘Residuary Estate’ is distributed according to the Laws of Intestacy.

A major benefit of the tenminutewill.co.uk service is that you can specify up to ten levels of substitute beneficiaries for your Residuary Estate.

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1.18. We are Partners or Married. What are Mirror Wills?

If you are both wanting to appoint the same Executors and Guardians, and wanting to leave your Residuary Estate to the same people after you have both passed away, then it’s easier (and cheaper) to write ‘Mirror Wills’.

‘Mirror Wills’ are a pair of almost identical Wills, with the second Will a ‘Mirror’ of the first. Writing ‘Mirror Wills’ has some advantages :-

  • Only one set of online forms to complete.
  • Our software ‘Mirrors’ the Partner 1’s Will to Partner 2’s Will – ‘swapping’ the names around wherever they occur.
  • With our service, you are able to specify different gifts/legacies in each Will :- there is a drop-down menu at the bottom of the page when specifying the legacy enabling you to specify in which Will(s) and under what conditions (e.g. ‘first death only’) the gift/legacy is to appear.
  • When you’ve completed the drafting, you are able to specify different ‘relationships’ to Executors, Guardians, and Beneficiaries for Partner 2 on the ‘Will Summary’ page before making your purchase (e.g. Partner 1’s ‘friend’ may be Partner 2’s ‘uncle’).
  • Our software automatically generates the two Wills, which you can then print off and separately sign/witness as with normal Wills.

Note that if you are not wanting to appoint the same Executors and Guardians, and/or not wanting to leave your Residuary Estate to the same people after you have both passed away, then you are not making Mirrored Wills – and must instead make a pair of ‘Single Wills’.

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1.19. Can an Executor of my Will be a Beneficiary?

Yes. An Executor can be a beneficiary and a beneficiary can be an Executor. It actually makes sense to appoint the major beneficiary (provided he/she/they is/are over 18) of your Will as the Executor(s), because an Executor with the added interest of being a beneficiary is going to work a lot more efficiently.

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1.20. Can I appoint Guardians for my children in my Will?

Yes. One of the advantages of a Will is that it allows you to legally appoint somebody to look after your children should you die before they reach the age of 18. Appointing Guardians with our service is easy: just fill in their names and addresses on the online form when asked for them.

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1.21. How do I ensure that my children are provided for financially?

Easily. Just name them as a beneficiary and we'll take care of the rest.

If you leave a gift/legacy, or all or part of your Residuary Estate, to anybody under 18 (or an older age if you specify) in one of our Wills then clauses in the Will automatically set the following up :-

  • The inheritance goes into Trust, managed by your Executors
  • The Executors have the power to use any part or all of the inheritance (as and when they see fit) for the ‘Education, Maintenance and Benefit’ of the ‘under-age’ beneficiary.
  • Rather than actually having to spend money themselves on ‘Education, Maintenance and Benefit’, they can simply give it to whoever is the parent or Guardian of the ‘under-age’ beneficiary – who can, of course, be a Guardian appointed by you in the Will.
  • They can invest any inheritance not spent straight away however they see fit.
  • What’s left when the ‘under-age’ beneficiary is old enough to inherit is then given to them by the Executor as if they were a normal beneficiary of the Will.

In plain English, you don’t have to worry about writing complicated clauses about ‘holding money in trust’ :- it’s already set up for you in the Will.

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1.22. What is a Lasting Power of Attorney - Property & Financial Affairs (LPA-PA)?

In short, a Lasting Power of Attorney - Property and Financial Affairs (an ‘LPA-PA') allows you to protect your Financial Affairs whilst you are alive as opposed to a Will, which allows you to decide who receives your worldly possessions after you have passed on.

Based on the simple theory that anybody interested in their Estate being looked after once they are no longer around should be even more keen to ensure that it’s looked after whist they are very much alive, everybody who drafts a Will at tenminutewill.co.uk is given the option to also draft an LPA-PA.

As a lot of the information required for your LPA-PA has already been entered for your Will, the drafting of an LPA-PA only takes a few minutes and we advise all of our Customers to make one.

For more information on Lasting Powers of Attorney, please click here.

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1.23. What is a Lasting Power of Attorney - Health & Welfare (LPA-HW)?

In short, it's quite similar to a 'Lasting Power of Attorney - Property & Financial Affairs' ('LPA-PA') in that it enables you to appoint somebody to look after things whilst you are alive :-

  • A 'Lasting Power of Attorney - Property & Financial Affairs' ('LPA-PA') allows you to appoint somebody to look after YOUR MONEY and related Financial Affairs whilst you are still alive.
  • A 'Lasting Power of Attorney - Personal Welfare' ('LPA-PW') allows you to appoint somebody to look after YOU and your personal welfare.

For more information on Lasting Powers of Attorney, please click here.

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1.24. How do I make an LPA-HW?

Simple:

  • EITHER draft a Will and answer `yes` to the question about making an LPA-PA, complete the forms, and then answer `yes` to the question about making an LPA-PW
  • OR click the `Make an LPA Only` option on the menu on the left-hand side of this page, complete the LPA-PA forms, and then answer `yes` to the question about making an LPA-PW

In both cases, you will have the option of purchasing all or any (including just your LPA-PW) of the documents you have drafted.

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1.25. Can I draft a Lasting Power of Attorney for somebody else?

Yes. Just like a Will, it doesn't matter who actually drafts a Lasting Power of Attorney document.

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2.1. How do I get my documents?

Your documents are made available for immediate download as soon as you’ve paid for them and clicked the ‘Generate Documents’ button.

If you did not download them at that time, and they did not arrive by email, then it’s highly likely that your email system has blocked our email :- quite a few email providers treat emails with PDF documents attached as spam.

If this has happened to you, then do not worry :- you can simply login to your account and download them at any time :-

  • Click the ‘Returning Customers’ link at our ‘Home Page’. (Or click here).
  • Enter your email address and password in the window that appears (if you don’t know your password, click ‘Lost your Password?’).
  • Once you’ve logged in, click ‘ADMIN/LOGOUT’ at the top right-hand side of the page.
  • Click ‘Doc Downloads’.
  • This will open up a new window within which (towards the top of the page) will be a link (or links) to your documents.

One further note: If you want to view the text of any email that we have sent to you (including an email containing your documents) then follow the the first three steps above and then click 'View Conversations' instead of 'Doc Downloads'.

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2.2. I've completed the forms and saved my details. What do I do now?

To purchase your documents so that you can print them off and sign them, all you have to do is :-

  • Click the ‘Returning Customers Login’ link at our ‘Home Page’ (or click here).
  • Enter your email address and password in the window that appears (if you don’t know your password, click ‘Lost your Password?’).
  • Once you’ve logged in, select the ‘View Summary’ option.
  • If you are happy with what you see, click the ‘Create’ button at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions.
  • If you are not happy with what you see, click the ‘Edit’ button, work your way through the forms, correct the part you want altering, and then keep clicking until you are able to select the ‘View Summary’ option. Then follow the above instruction.
  • Once you’ve created your documents, download them and follow the Instructions document included in the Document Package to ensure that the signing/witnessing process is properly carried out.

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2.3. How do I make a change or a correction?

To make a change or correction to your Will and/or LPA (which is free), click the ‘Returning Customers’ link at our ‘Home Page’ (or click here) and then :-

  • Enter your email address and password in the window that appears (if you don’t know your password, click ‘Lost your Password?’).
  • Once you’ve logged in, select the ‘Edit’ option and work your way through the forms until you get to the point(s) where you want to make your change(s).
  • When you’ve made your changes, keep clicking through the forms until you get to the end.
  • Click the button to ‘View the Summary’ of your Will/LPA, then on the ‘Summary’ page click the ‘Create’ button at the bottom and follow the instructions.
  • Once you’ve created your documents, download them and follow the Instructions document included in the Document Package to ensure that the signing/witnessing process is properly carried out.

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2.4. Oops I entered my email address incorrectly. What do I do?

If you enter your email address incorrectly when creating or paying for your Will and/or LPA, then please click Contact Us and enter at least the following information into the ‘Contact Us’ form :-

  • The incorrect email address that you entered
  • Your correct email address
  • Your full name

We’ll then correct your email address in our database.

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2.5. I've changed my email address. What do I do?

If you can remember your password (or have access to your old email address) then click the ‘Returning Customers’ link at our ‘Home Page’ (or click here) and then :-

  • Enter your email address and password in the window that appears (if you don’t know your password, click ‘Lost your Password?’).
  • Once you’ve logged in, click ‘ADMIN/LOGOUT’ at the top right-hand side of the page.
  • Click ‘Change Email’ and follow the Instructions.

If you can't remember your password and don't have access to your old email address, please complete this form.

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2.6. I haven't heard from your Professionally qualified Willwriter

It’s quite possible that your email system’s spam filter has blocked the email. You can still get to read it, though. Here’s what to do :-

  • Click the ‘Returning Customers’ link at our ‘Home Page’. (Or click here).
  • Enter your email address and password in the window that appears (if you don’t know your password, click ‘Lost your Password?’).
  • Once you’ve logged in, click ‘ADMIN/LOGOUT’ at the top right-hand side of the page.
  • Click ‘View Conversations’.

This will open a new window listing all of the conversations in our system relating to all activity on your account. If you see one entitled ‘A Professional Willwriter has reviewed your Wills’ (or LPAs) then click it. This will enable you to see an exact copy of the email sent by our Professionally qualified Willwriter.

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2.7. I used the 'Contact Us' form but I haven't had a reply

It’s quite possible that we have replied but your email system’s spam filter has blocked our email. SO FIRST OF ALL CHECK YOUR ‘SPAM’ OR ‘JUNK’ FOLDER. Even if you can’t find anything from us after looking in these folders, you can still get to read our response, though. Simply follow the instructions above under "I haven't heard from your Professionally qualified Willwriter" to view your conversations, and you will be able to see whether or not we have replied.

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2.8. How do I refer a friend?

You need to ask your friend(s) to visit our website via the following URL (substituting your email address for xxx@yyy.com):-

https://www.tenminutewill.co.uk/main.cgi?d_ref=xxx@yyy.com

For each friend who buys something off us, you'll receive 2 free checks of your Will/LPA documents.

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2.9. How do I retrieve my documents from Secure Document Storage?

You need to go to https://www.tenminutewill.co.uk/storage and click the link at the top of the page where it says `Click here to login if you have your Documents stored with us`.

A new Window will open, into which you should enter your email address and password.

Once you`ve successfulyl logged in, click the `RETRIEVE DOCUMENT ENVELOPE NOW` link about 3/4 of the way down the page. Then follow the instructions that appear.

Note that if you have two Document Envelopes then you will need to repeat the above step for each Document Envelope that you want to retrieve - you can `toggle` between `Document Envelope Details` by clicking the link near the top of the page.

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2.10. I have lost or changed my email address

If you have lost or forgotten or changed your email address, or no longer have access to it, please CLICK HERE
 

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2.11. Do I have to sign every page of the Will?

We often hear comments such as: ‘I have heard that a Will is invalid if it isn`t signed on every page’.

This is absolute rubbish.

To be legal, a Will only has to be signed and witnessed once and if the document is more than one page long the signatures can be on the final page.

A Will will not be rejected by the Probate Office even if it isn't stapled together, so a single staple in the top-left corner - so long as it shows no sign of having been tampered with - is more than acceptable.
Therefore our Instructions for signing and witnessing tell you to simply staple the Will with a single staple in the top-left corner and to sign only where indicated on the final page.

If you are worried that somebody might tamper with or replace pages of your Will, then we recommend that (after all of the signatures have been done) you put it in an envelope and sign across the seal. Although not legally necessary, this will give you peace of mind.

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