UnionLine offers a free simple will-writing service for union members and their partners.
Making your will with UnionLine couldn’t be easier. Simply call us on 0300 333 0303 and we will send you a will pack with all the information you need for us to draft your simple will.
The will pack includes a questionnaire for you to fill in. Once you send it back to us, we will be able to draft a simple will based on the information in the questionnaire.
If you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you will still be eligible for a free simple will under your union membership, but you will be sent the questionnaire from a specialist firm in your region.
You may need something more complex than a simple will – for example if you own a business or require advice on inheritance tax. More complex wills not drafted by us could incur a charge, but this will always be agreed with you in advance. We are able to provide a no obligation quote for a more complex will.
Why should I make a will?
You do not have to make a will, but there are many reasons why a will may be beneficial to you and your family:
- Gives you peace of mind and certainty
- Ensures your prized possessions go to the right people
- Provides for your partner if you are not married
- Ensures you do not pay more inheritance tax than necessary
- Allows you to appoint guardians to look after your children
What should I include in my will?
Before calling us to request you will pack and filling in the questionnaire, you should consider some of the information you may need to provide us with:
- Who you wish to benefit from your will
- Who will care for young children, if you have them
- Who will be your executor – the person responsible for carrying out the wishes in your will following your death
You may have family and close friends with time and experience to carry out the executorship service for you. However, at UnionLine we are also able to offer an executorship service.
We are happy to accept appointments as executors with sole responsibility for dealing with the distribution of your estate, or as co-executors with your friends and family.