How to make a Will

A Will is an important document. It helps you provide for the people you care about after your death. Having a Will gives you the assurance that your loved ones will be cared for and the specific wishes you may have will be carried out.

Making a Will is a simple process. If you have not yet made a Will, it is strongly recommended that you do so. Most solicitors will be able to help you draw up a Will.

Before you meet a solicitor you might wish to think about;

  • Who you would like to be an Executor. They will be responsible for ensuring your wishes are fulfilled. You can choose family members, friends or a professional, paid Executor such as a solicitor. An Executor may still benefit from your Will.
  • How much is your total estate worth. This can include any property, savings and investments.
  • What debts do you have. This can be something like the mortgage you have on a property.

The Law Society of Northern Ireland offers a free ‘Find a local Solicitor’ service which can be found at  or by calling 028 9023 1614.

We also hold a “Make a Will Month” every year. During March, local participating solicitors waive their professional will-making fees and instead invite clients to make a discretionary donation to Northern Ireland Hospice. 

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