There are lots of cheap options available when it comes to making a will, from DIY kits to online offerings, so why bother using a solicitor?
The simple fact is, a will is a legal document and if it is drafted incorrectly it could cost a lot to put right any errors. You really do need a qualified solicitor to draft it for you to avoid storing up problems for the future.
Some firms claim to have dozens of ‘wills experts’ ready to draft your will for a fraction of the cost a solicitor would charge, but these are often based on a standard template and aim to fit everyone into the same mould. It really is a case of ‘you get what you pay for’. There is big difference between a cheap service and service that offers value for money with the right outcome.
In my experience, no two clients’ situations are the same, which is why I believe the best way to protect your assets and ensure your estate goes to the right people is to get proper advice from a solicitor who will create a will to meet your personal requirements.
Here’s why the Law Society says you should use a trusted solicitor for all legal issues:
- Experts in their field – solicitors have years of training and are experts in the law.
- Client focused – solicitors look at each case individually, so the advice provided is focused on your specific needs.
- Value for money – getting proper advice when making the most important legal decisions of your life ensures you avoid mistakes that could be costly further down the line.
- Honest and honourable – solicitors are regulated and abide by a strict code of conduct, so you can be sure that they will do what is best for you and your case.
- Approachable and accessible – a good solicitor provides a service that best meets your needs and will keep you informed every step of the way.