When it comes to writing a will there are a few key things to consider. One of the first is if you will need the help of a professional will-writing service, either through a solicitor or a specialised will-writing company. While it is certainly possible to write a will yourself using a DIY template, some people prefer the safety and certainty that comes with hiring professional help.
If you do choose to seek professional help, it is worth knowing that many solicitors offer home visit consultations – perfect for elderly people who might struggle to get to an office. We strongly recommend that you take some time choose a service that is right for your family.
The average cost of a standard single will in Kent is around £200. Most services also offer discounts for ‘mirror wills’ (two similar wills e.g. you and your spouse) and so it is important to ask for a full and clear estimations of cost before agreeing to write your will. Often solicitors will charge more than specialised will-writing services, however, they are usually more prepared to deal with complications and can offer other continuing services at a reduced price.
Here, Age Space has listed some of the many will-writing services available to you in Kent, alongside their prices for a single will.
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Casey & Associates
Casey and Associates are a specialised will-writing and Estate Planning company that also are able to provide their services through home visits if you are unable to visit their office in Edenbridge. They are also able to store the will for a small monthly fee.
Price: £300 (+VAT) for a standard single will
Telephone: 0870 020 3553
Casey & Associates Website
Fitzgibbons & Co.
The will-writing service provided by law firm Fitzgibbons and Co. is available across Kent via home visits, or from their office in Croydon. Fitzgibbons & Co. also can offer home visit consultations.
Price = £110 (+VAT) for a standard single will
Fitzgibbons & Co. Website
Girlings offer their will-writing services from their offices in Ashford, Canterbury and Herne Bay. They can provide advice on Inheritance Tax and other complexities that may arise when making a will.
Price = £250 (+VAT) for a standard single will
Hallett & Co.
Hallett and Co.’s will-making service can be provided from their Ashford office or through home visits (for a small charge). They provide a comprehensive and personal service with will-storage facilities provided for no additional cost.
Price = £250 (+VAT) for a standard single will
Telephone: 01233 625 711
Hallett and Co. Website
Heritage Will Writers
Heritage Will Writers offer will-writing services across Kent and Medway. They offer a 50% discount on their regular fixed fees if you work through their Online Tool first, and leave the rest up to them. They will remain in contact with you throughout the process in order to finalise the will.
Price = £120 for a standard single wil
Telephone: 01634 365 735
Heritage Will Writers Website
Based in Folkestone, Interwill offers a personal will-writing service through home visits or at their office. They are able to store the Will, and offer a free initial phone consultation to talk about what specific options are suitable for your elderly relative.
Price = £150 for a standard single will.
Telephone: 01303 255 492
Kent Wills offer a comprehensive will-writing service for people in Kent. They are able to to talk you through everything you need to know about your will from their offices in Sittingbourne or via a home visit. They are also able to oversee the attestation and advise on any further services you may need.
Price = £169 (inc. VAT) for a standard single will
Telephone: 01795 557 597
Kent Wills Website
SLS Wills & More
SLS Wills and More can provide, as their name suggests, wills services and more across several locations in East Kent (there is a full list of locations on their website). SLS are a member of the Society of Will Writers and are part of the ‘age-friendly business scheme’. A full and clear breakdown of prices for their services can also be found on their website.
Price = £160 for a standard single will
Telephone: 01304 577 998
SLS Wills & More Website
Whitehead Monckton offer will-writing services from their three offices in Kent – in Canterbury, Maidstone and Tenterden. Their website can helpfully take you through questionnaires to help you select the right will writing service for your elderly relative. A document outlining their their Standard Will Service can be found here.
Price = £300 for a standard single will