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AbbiCMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 06-Sep-19 09:47:50

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This is the feedback thread for the users that tested out Beyond’s online will writing service.
This was open to MNers with at least one child who live in England or Wales.

Here’s what Beyond have to say:
“Without a will, the state determines what happens with your kids and assets, whether you’re married or not. So, a will is vital for parents, and Beyond make it simple and affordable to get it sorted online. In 15 minutes, you can protect your family with a legally-binding will - without ever having to leave the house. It’s perfect for busy mums and dads. Trusted by 1,000s of UK parents, Beyond’s easily updateable online will service lets you protect your family, choose guardians for children and pets and leave personal messages for your loved ones.”

Testers please answer the following questions:
- Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?
- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?
- Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?
- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?
- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?

Selected testers will be required to leave their feedback on a thread on Mumsnet and fill in a short survey. Everyone who leaves the required feedback will be entered into a prize draw where 3 x MNers will win a £100 voucher of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw.
MNHQ

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StandUnderMyUmbrella Fri 06-Sep-19 10:24:53

- Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?

I found it SO easy to use, it was great.

- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?

A will is something I have always thought about but never got round to it as it seemed so complicated and difficult to do but this is great and left me feeling like I finally have something in writing.

- Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?

This is a great advantage and something that most people will need to do so its great to have.

- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?

I think £90 is a good price as getting involved with solicitors or other companies etc would be much more time-consuming and probably more pricier.

- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?

I would definitely recommend and i think many people would use if they realised how easy it is.

helloswellow Fri 06-Sep-19 10:28:46

Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?

It was spectacularly easy! I managed to complete it on my phone in between chasing round an very active almost 1 year old! DP managed to do his while he was walking the dog, he thought it was brilliant.

Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?

Knowing we've got wills in place should anything happen has definitely given us peace of mind. The ability to update things as they change is an added benefit that stops us worrying about what happens in the future.

Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?

Yes! Paying £20 a year for unlimited updates is amazing considering the cost you'd incur doing it through a solicitors, even when you factor in you probably won't need to change it every year.

How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?

For the service, the price is amazing. Its definitely value for money and I'd pay £135 for 2 wills without even thinking much of it.

Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?

Definitely! If you cant find time to go sit in a solicitors office, then this is for you. If you want to sit in the comfort of your own home, with easy access to all your information this is for you. I don't think I'd have remembered to put stuff in like the treasured family photos and letters dating back hundreds of years if I had been sitting that wasn't living room staring at them. It's a great service for busy people and parents!

MooKnee Fri 06-Sep-19 10:29:13

Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?
it was so easy I kind of feel I missed something, you know that feeling when something is too easy? But I’m sure I did it right and it’s just easy to use service
- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?
definitely, I don’t have much and never thought worth it to do a will, but realise I have more than I thought as I have 2 kids and a pension so to know this will be dealt with if anything did happen to me is good for peace of mind
- Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?
yes of course
- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?
i feel it is a good price and competitive from what I have heard and researched
- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?
i certainly would recommend

Thank you

wineandcheeseplease Fri 06-Sep-19 10:32:29

- Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?

Yes myself and my husband managed it with ease.
- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?

Yes, it was worrying before not having guardians set for our child.

- Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?

Yes certainly
- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?
Seemed a good price but I haven't researched
- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?

Yes it was very good

PickettBowtruckles Fri 06-Sep-19 10:36:46

Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?
So, so easy. It was all done in under 20 minutes. With an 8 month old that was so handy for me as I was able to just do it on my phone while the baby napped.

Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?
Absolutely. Being a new parent one of my biggest worries was what would happen to my daughter should anything happen to my husband and I. It’s so reassuring to know now that we have plans in place and our wishes have been recorded particularly in regards to the guardians of our daughter. It also prompted us to have these discussions with the people we would like to be guardians if we couldn’t ourselves.

Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?
Very, this is a great extra of the service.

How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?
Very good pricing for what you receive. Having now seen what you get I would have been happy with what I received had I paid.

Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?
Definitely

MilkyMamma Fri 06-Sep-19 10:43:51

Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?
Very easy indeed, I was really impressed with the website and how the questions flowed etc. I didn't have any trouble at all. I used the live chat function and found it really easy and prompt response.

Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?
Absolutely has, I have been meaning to do this for a long time and feel so much happier knowing I now have something in place.

Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?
Yes, very. I do wonder what would happen if they went out of business though... I don't think the £10 a year is unreasonable at all really, I did enquire regarding how much for a one off update without subscription (£90) and so feels like it's probably worthwhile in the long run as the advise is to update your will every 5 years.

How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?
Quite good, I probably would have winced if I had to pay it myself though. I would have said £60-100 maximum, although if you get the £30 off from a friend/family then that brings the price down so that's good.

Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?
Yes and I already have!

Freshstart40 Fri 06-Sep-19 10:46:03

Overall I found this service really user friendly and easy to use. Really liked the live chat available (office hours only) I would recommend the company and both my husband and I feel highly reassured to finally tick this off the 'to do' list.
My only negative points where the lack of information up front on how the will is to be made into a joint one (they send a link to your partner after you've done your bit) and also how to make it legal, if you keep it or send it to the company for safe keeping. I used live chat to answer my queries but would have found a flow chat type thing useful at the start.
Thank you for allowing us to try this service.

BristolMum96 Fri 06-Sep-19 10:46:14

Testers please answer the following questions:

- Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?

It was incredibly easy and straightforward

- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?

Yes, knowing that I finally have something in writing

- Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?

Yes as things always change throughout life, I concentrated on my life currently but I'm sure I will need to make alterations in the future

- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?

Not great. If you're willing to put the time in, you can google templates and make one at home completely free which is still legally binding. So the cost would be a little high for me as I'd rather use my free time

- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?

Yes if they were prepared to pay as it's an excellent service but got to spend the money

Scoleah Fri 06-Sep-19 10:53:12

Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?
Yes very easy, a few clicks and we were all set up!
- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?
Yes I really love how I’ve got something in place now, it’s another thing off my tick list of things I’ve been meaning to do
-* Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?*
Yes, being able to log in and update it at any time I need gives me extra peace of mind as I can do it in my own time and not worry about waiting in queues on a telephone
- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?
Yes it was good value for money, especially the Joint application!

- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?
Yes it was very straightforward to complete, a few clicks and it was complete; and as above even if I do forget anything or want to change my mind on anything I can log in and change it

MyGhastIsFlabbered Fri 06-Sep-19 11:03:15

Sorry I'm just butting in to say I misread the thread title as 'Beyoncé's will writing service' confused

MummBraTheEverLeaking Fri 06-Sep-19 11:03:48

- Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?

Very easy, simple steps for each part.

- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?
Yes, like a pp I hadn't even thought about who would be a guardian for our child.

- Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?

Yes

- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?

It does seem like quite a bit.

- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?

I think so, mainly as it was so user friendly.

Mummabear2212 Fri 06-Sep-19 11:05:19

Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?

Really easy to use, easy boxes to fill in on my phone and even a live chat function if needed.

- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?

Yes definitely, wills are something we'd meant to do and never done. So pleased now it is l.
- Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?

Great to have easy options to update and for £20 for the year excellent value.

- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?

£135 for both wills is exceptional value and would cost alot more at a solicitor.

- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?

Absolutely, just for the peace of mind and convenience

ShowerOfShite Fri 06-Sep-19 11:35:58

So easy to use. Super simple and user friendly.
Have definitely helped with my peace of mind. Writing my will has been on my to do list for ever!
It's great to know if can amend/update my will so easily.
Great value for money for something so important.
I will definitely recommend Beyond to friends and family. I was highly impressed with the whole service.

DobbieFreeElf Fri 06-Sep-19 12:25:54

- Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?

Yes, extremely! I did have one query when completing it but my direct chat on the website was answered instantly and I got the help I needed

- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?

Certainly, it’s been hanging over me for ages!

- Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?

Very, we are sure to change circumstances over the next few years and will need to update it accordingly

- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?

Comparatively it is competitively priced

- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?

Absolutely!

As a side note, I loved the branding!

alijchappell Fri 06-Sep-19 12:57:23

Yes, I found it extremely easy to use.

Yes, it's a great weight of my shoulders.

Yes, things change and knowing I can update it easily is very reassuring.

The price seems about right.

I would definitely recommend the service as it was so easy to use.

ally1982 Fri 06-Sep-19 13:17:57

Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?

Very easy to use.

- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?

It has given me peace of mind

- Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?

I really like this idea and you can do it anytime over the internet

- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?

Really good value.

- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?

Definitely so easy to use. Help always on hand if you need it

carolineandbaby Fri 06-Sep-19 13:37:09

Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?

So easy. Much easier than I anticipated and super quick too. I really enjoyed its simplicity and will highly recommend it to friends and family.

- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?

Yes. I’ve been meaning to get one for a while but have put it off as it’s hard to get an appointment to make one around work and when you have long children.

- Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?

Yes this is a huge positive for us with a young family.

- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?

Having never had a will before I don’t really know how much it costs or what is good value. I thought the one off payment was reasonable but wasn’t sure about the subscription annual fees. Not sure why you would need to pay for that if you don’t make any changes.

- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?

Absolutely. And I already have with my referral code.

Lucyabraham87 Fri 06-Sep-19 14:44:30

Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?
Yes it was very quick and easy to conplete

- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?
Yes, I wanted a will mainly to provide guardians for children should anything happen

- Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?
Yes, although I don't envisage needing to change it it looks like it would be very easy to do

- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?
I would say value is very good, but this is with limited research

- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?
Yes

Lioninthemeadow Fri 06-Sep-19 14:51:28

- Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?

Yes, it was very straightforward and took me through the process step-by-step

- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?

Absolutely. Getting a formal will in place has been on my to do list for several years, so having it all done properly now gives me peace of mind.

- Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?

Yes, that's a good feature to have.

- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?

I think it's fairly priced, given the ease and convenience of it.

- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?

Yes I would, as long as their circumstances are fairly straightforward. It's a simple way of getting a basic will completed, which you can do in your own time at home without having to make a solicitor's appointment.

Ratbagratty Fri 06-Sep-19 16:33:08

Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?
Mostly, I struggle with forms but this one was ok
- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?
A little bit but most knew my wishes as we had discussed with people concerned.
- Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future? Yes but only free for next year - would have been nice if it was for a little longer.
- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?
fair, basic price for a basic will.
- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?
yes if they are hapy with it being simple.

shaunying Fri 06-Sep-19 16:45:16

Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?

Yes, it was surprisingly straightforward without any confusing legal jargon.

- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?

Yes, it's good to know that I now have made provision for my family.

- Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?

Yes, as I want the process to be as simple and stress free as possible.

- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?

Hard to say as I'm not sure of other companies rates.

- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?

Yes, was so much easier to carry out than I thought it would be.

Jinxycat21 Fri 06-Sep-19 16:55:30

- Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?

It was very easy and straightforward to write a will online using Beyond.

- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?

Yes, it was something I'd been putting off for a while (waited until after we'd moved house, had the baby) but wish I'd have done it sooner, knowing how easy it was.

- Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?

Yes, I wouldn't hesitate to go back to update the will in the future.

- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?

As I was chosen to write a will for free, I feel it was an excellent opportunity.

- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families

Yes without a doubt, it was so simple and straightforward and literally doesn't take more than 15 mins to complete.

Elmo230885 Fri 06-Sep-19 17:04:47

1 Yes, its very simple to use
2 Yes, its nice to know everything is formalised
3 Yes, I would keep it updated should circumstances change
4 Hard to comment on value for money as I have no experience of the cost of will writing
5 Yes, I would definitely recommend as its very easy and straight forwards to anyone putting it off as they may ink its more difficult than it is

amiijoanne Fri 06-Sep-19 17:11:37

Did you and your family find Beyond's online will writing service easy to use?
It was very straightforward. Wills can sometimes be perceived as long-winded and complicated to do, but this was very easy.

- Do you feel that it has helped your peace of mind?
Now I have a young son, it is good to know that things are in place for his care and future if ever the time came when OH and myself die.

- Is it reassuring to know you can easily update it any time in the future?
Very reassuring. Circumstances change all the time so it is good to know we can update as required.

- How do you rate the value for money of the will writing service?
Good value, although if I hadn't done it through Beyond I would have used a service that allows wills to be drawn up with a donation to charity during will writing week.

- Would you recommend Beyond’s will-writing service to other families?
Yes.

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