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:

  1. Experts in their field – solicitors have years of training and are experts in the law.
  2. Client focused – solicitors look at each case individually, so the advice provided is focused on your specific needs.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Approachable and accessible – a good solicitor provides a service that best meets your needs and will keep you informed every step of the way.

If you’d like advice about how to protect your property, savings and assets, get in touch for a chat.