If there's a major change in your life – such as getting married or divorced or having a child – you might want to write a new Will. You can however make a simple alteration instead of starting from scratch, for smaller changes such as:
There’s no limit to the number of Codicils you can have. But if you have more than one, it’s probably better to make a new Will.
Appoint someone new as an executor in your Will, as well as those already named.
Appoint a substitute executor, if one of your existing executors cannot act for you.
If an executor of your Will dies, you can use this to appoint a substitute.
Make a gift of money or an item to a new beneficiary that you haven't already specified.
Make another gift of money or an item to a beneficiary already named in your Will.
Cancel a gift previously made in your Will.
If you haven't named a guardian for your children in your Will.
If a guardian named in your Will cannot care for your children, a substitute will step in.
Replace a guardian named in your Will, who will care for your children.
We suggest you set aside around 1 hour to complete a document, although it can take less or more time, depending on the type of document you're creating and how much information you have to hand.
Your legal document will be created for you to view. If you bought a 'Self Service' document, it is now ready to be printed, signed and witnessed.
If you have chosen a product that includes a review, you can now submit your document to our specialists. They’ll review it and send you any feedback, guidance and suggestions. Then we’ll send you an email confirming the next steps.
We aim to complete the review in 10 working days. At busy times it might take slightly longer.
You will need to log in to your Which? Wills account and go to the ‘my documents’ section'.
Any documents you have started working on will appear under 'In progress documents'.
Documents that you haven’t started yet can be found by clicking 'Start a document'.