There is no legal requirement to register a will, however, we highly recommend registering your will with The National Will Register. When a will has been registered, it can be proved that it has not been altered or tampered with following the signing of the document. We also recommend the will is stored with the National Will safe.
This is one of the most commonly asked questions when writing a will. In virtually all cases, the answer to this question is no. It will only be in extremely complex cases where the advice of a lawyer would be necessary. The reason so many people ask whether they need a lawyer, is due to a historical misunderstanding. Years ago, people wouldn’t have had much of value to pass on to relatives and friends, so there was little need for a will.
Your will lets you decide what happens to your money, property and possessions after your death. Unless it is a particularly complex case, you should not need to seek any legal advice when creating your will.
It is always worth making a will as the law will decide how your assets are divided up if you die without one. It is important to make sure that when you write a will, it is legally binding.