The Affio blog is where we post news and updates on writing your UK Will, our online Will writing service and how to make a will in the UK. We believe writing a Will is something you should be able to do yourself and hope to keep you interested and informed.

Do I need a solicitor to write a will?

You may have thought once or twice about preparing your will. It is one of those tasks that is easily put off, but it is essential to protect your family, your estate, and convey your wishes legally and effectively. However, like many others you may have delayed writing your will for any number of reasons. It can be time consuming It can be stressful or unpleasant It can be expensive To draft a will in the traditional manner you will  need to book an appointment with a solicitor, sort out

3 Simple Steps to get your Affairs in Order

Now the hangover has passed and we are back into daily routine here are three simple things you should sort out in the New Year to keep your AFFairs In Order (thats the origin of the affio name). 1. Write your Will – it should take between half an hour and an hour to do on affio. Print it, sign it in front of witnesses and put it somewhere safe. Tell someone you trust where your Will is! Wills are much simpler than people realise and it is better to have something and come back lat

Shakespeare kept his Last Will and Testament up to date

A new exhibition at Somerset House in London is shining a light on William Shakespeares life through legal documents and its centrepiece is the bard’s Last Will and Testament. [] Notoriously Shakespeare left his second best bed to his wife Anne Hathaway – not, it would seem, much of an inheritance for his wife! However her dowry and the right to live in their house in Stratford-upon-Avon during her lifetime left her relatively affluent. W

Budget Update - changes in Inheritance tax for your Will

In his mini-budget on Wednesday George Osborne confirmed that a couple would be able to leave a home worth up to £1million to their children without incurring any inheritance tax. From 2017 a new transferable £175,000 allowance will be introduced for homes being left to children or grandchildren to run alongside the existing £325,000. He said “ the wish to pass something onto your children is a basic, human and natural aspiration” With this in mind then you would think that the majority of peo

Making your Will is an emotional experience

“We must get the Will sorted” is a conversation couples have every few years. It is often prompted by some family event or change in circumstance and may be greeted by one of the parties with an unenthusiastic sigh, after all it all sounds a bit of a chore. What we have found at Affio is that far from being a chore it actually becomes a very positive emotional experience. Think about it like this, you are spending time really thinking about the life you have built and the things you have now th