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Make a Will that secures your family’s future

Bespoke estate planning from a local Will Writing service in Bristol




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If you die without a Will, you’re taking a risk

Your family may have to deal with unexpected problems such as:

Court decides who takes children

Unnecessary inheritance tax

Unmarried partner gets nothing

Children are disinherited

Family conflict

Delays in adminstration

Give yourself peace of mind by making a Will.

Making a Will gives you peace of mind

  • You decide who inherits – not the law!
  • Appoint trusted people to adminster your estate.
  • Appoint guardians to take care of children.
  • Avoid unnecessary inheritance tax
  • Protect assets with Will trusts
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For more information, download free factsheets on Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Trusts, inheritance tax and other aspects of estate planning.

The easy way to make a Will in Bristol

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Free appointment

The first meeting is free and no obligation. You only pay for the documents you order.



We’ll visit your home in the Bristol area (or meet online if you prefer).


it won’t take long

It takes about 90 minutes to discuss your Will. Signing takes 5 minutes.


No hidden costs

We don’t insist on being your executor or storing your Will (unless you want to).


certainty registration

Your Will registered on The National Will Register (“Certainty”) free of charge.

Three steps to making a Will



Pick a time and date to suit your diary.



Tell us your aims and circumstances.



It’s legal once signed and witnessed.

I care about writing the best Will for you

I know that making a Will can be confusing and stressful. I felt the same way when I first made a Will.

That’s why I want to make it clear and easy for you. I’m a local Will writer who has lived and worked in Bristol for over 20 years.

As a qualified member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW), I can give you up-to-date advice and recommend the most effective Will for your circumstances.

Graham Southorn, Will Writer with Bristol Wills

Graham Southorn, MIPW

Bristol Wills & Estate Planning is proud to be a member of:

Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW) members have taken specialist examinations, undergo regular professional training and adhere to a Code of Practice approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.

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Google reviews from people we’ve helped

Great service and everything was made very quick and easy

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Graham made the whole process simple and straightforward while being ultra helpful and informative.

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Excellent service and an efficient and easy process.

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Discuss your Will from the comfort of home

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You don’t need to go anywhere to discuss your Will.

We offer home visits in the Bristol area or online video appointments if you live elsewhere.

When it comes to witnessing your Wills, we’ll visit you in the Bristol area or post documents to you if you live further away.

Wills for blended families

Do any of the following apply to you?

  • You’re on your second marriage.
  • You have children from a previous relationship.
  • You’re getting divorced.
  • Your child is classed as vulnerable.
  • Your family circumstances are in flux.

If so, find out more about adding a Trust.

Elderly couple with children and grandchildren from different relationships.

Prudent estate planning is more than just a Will

Lasting Power of Attorney

Support an elderly person by using Lasting Power of Attorney.

Help your loved ones to take care of you.

Asset Protection

Asset Protection for a house

Ensure your property goes to the right people.

Inheritance Tax planning

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Avoid inheritance tax by planning ahead.

It’s never too early but it can be too late

I know that thinking about your Will is difficult and you’d rather put it off for another day.

I felt the same way when I first made a Will. That’s why I want to make it as easy as possible for you. Rest assured, it won’t take hours of your time.

Our first meeting typically takes about one hour and a half. After that, I’ll write the Will and send you a draft to review. Once you’re happy with it, you’ll simply need to sign your Will in the presence of witnesses.

Finding out about your circumstances is very important. If you have children from a previous relationship or if you’re going through a divorce, a simple Will may not be effective.

You may have a valuable home, a rental property or properties, a business or lots of other assets. In that case, you may need to consider inheritance tax.

Once I know your circumstances, I’ll run through the options available so that you can decide on the best course of action. It’s as simple as that.

You might be looking for a cheap Will, or even a free Will, and you can certainly get one online. But be aware that a poorly written Will could cause disputes after your death or cost your family unnecessary inheritance tax and high probate fees.

By meeting you face to face, either online or in person, I can find out about your concerns. That way, you can be sure that your Will will do exactly what you want it to. So why not contact Bristol Wills & Estate Planning today and get the ball rolling?

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Martin Lewis on Will writing, Powers of Attorney and Inheritance Tax

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You can stream it on ITVX and read my transcript and review of the show here.

Don’t put it off!