A Letter of Wishes is written alongside your Will. It helps your executors understand your wishes, but it isn’t legally binding. It can advise on pretty much anything, but here are some of the most common things it’s used for:
This could include where they live, who should raise them, and details about religious upbringing or education.
Take the opportunity to guide your executors and trustees on how you'd like your money to be managed.
Whether you’d like to be buried or cremated, plus details about the funeral service, such as playing a particular piece of music.
For items that you do not mention in your Will, but you feel sentimental about, for example, souvenirs and photographs.
You can write a Letter of Wishes just for you, or choose a package that lets you and your spouse/civil partner write one each.
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'.