Local Will Writing Service

Professional will writers in Bolton offering a complete range of legal services for those needing a will. As well as providing local will writing services we specialise in writing trusts and lasting powers of attorney. We have a probate service and can also advise on funeral plans.

Why make a Will?

Most of us don’t like to think about passing away. It’s practically a taboo subject. Therefore many of us put off making a will, and any related provisions, for our loved ones. It has been estimated that over 60% of the population fail to make a will. Paradoxically we like to assume that we leave a legacy behind. However one cannot exist without the other. 

Wills Protect Your Legacy

Without a will, you do not decide who inherits what. As a result, you die intestate which means that the law decides for you. Many people assume that their partner or spouse will automatically inherit their estate. However, this is not necessarily the case. See CELEBRITY CASES.

Planning for the inevitable is the only way to ensure your wishes are met. A professionally constructed will, along with estate planning, can also help protect your assets for the benefit of those you love.  Don’t delay, contact us about our will writing service, or for a FREE no obligation chat.

Qualified Will Writers

1st Choice Wills & Probate are members of the Institute of Paralegals. This means that as well as being qualified to write wills and other legal documents you can expect to receive a professional and caring service. The video below highlights the benefits of using a Paralegal as an alternative to a will writing solicitor. 

We have standards to maintain in order to remain members of the profession. A badge at the foot of this page verifies our membership of the Professional Paralegal Register (PPR). 

Our Legal Writing Service

1st Choice Wills & Probate are a legal writing service in Bolton, serving clients throughout Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire. We provide high quality, low cost legal writing services on a fixed fee basis. This makes wills, trusts and lasting powers of attorney more affordable and accessible. We are available for enquiries, phone consultations and home appointments during weekdays, evenings and weekends. Our done for you services brought to your door means busy people, on any schedule, can easily get their will or other legal documents written.

There are no additional charges for visiting clients in their home, regardless of location, within the counties specified above. We believe a flexible and accessible service combined with fair fixed pricing, differentiates us from many will writers and will writing solicitors in Bolton, Greater Manchester and beyond. Should you have any questions in connection with our services please phone or email us. We offer a FREE no obligation phone consultation for all enquirers. 

Will Writing Key Features

  • Will Writing & Estate Planning Specialist
  • FREE Inheritance Tax & Estate Planning Advice
  • FREE No Obligation Phone Consultation
  • Home Visits
  • Secure Will Storage
  • Wills Registered with National Will Register
  • Fixed Price Services
  • Affordable Solutions

Popular Legal Documents

Your appointment is made at a time to suit you and is conducted in the comfort of your own home. There is no need to take time off work or make special journeys. The meeting is usually complete within an hour. We use the information you provide to draft your will. Once written, it can be posted to you or hand delivered ready for signing and witnessing. Our will writer can oversee this stage with you or we can advise you on the process. Following the procedure ensures you are legally compliant which protects your will from being contested. We also offer a secure will storage solution, which safeguards your will from loss, damage or theft. Your will is then registered with the National Will Register. Most importantly this means that your executors will always be able to locate your original will. Copies are provided for you and your executors.

Trusts can enable you to pass ownership of your property to loved ones, such as your children, without giving up your right to carry on living there. Should you need residential care in the future, the property would no longer be included in the local authority’s means test because it is not legally yours. This ensures that your hard earned asset remains in your family. The trust needs to be set up when you are fit and well, long before any sign of care is needed. We can discuss this with you anytime or when you are getting your will drafted.

In order to legally administer a will of someone who has passed away the executor(s) need to apply for probate. It is imperative that the executor(s) follows the process to the letter. Failure to do so renders the executor(s) liable, for life, for any debts or claims made against the deceased after the estate has been distributed. In order to mitigate this risk we provide a support service to enable you to apply for a grant of probate. Our charges are less than that of a solicitor, saving you money and stress at an already difficult time. We are qualified to provide this service and carry full indemnity insurance, giving you complete peace of mind. For further information or a quote please contact us.

A Lasting Power of Attorney enables one or more people you nominate to handle your affairs if you become unable to do so. This could be due to an accident or illness. Your spouse or next of kin do not automatically have the authority to act on your behalf. This is what an LPA enables them to do. Tackling this after the fact is a much slower and more expensive process. Should you recover you resume control and make your own decisions.

A funeral plan enables you to be remembered the way you want. It removes the guesswork for those left behind by defining your personal wishes in advance. Organising this now enables you to fix this future service at today's prices, reducing costs. Thereby taking away the worry of planning, organising and financing your funeral at a time when your loved ones are already stressed. We can advise you on the costs and benefits of a funeral plan and help you set one up if it suits your needs.

Will Writing in 3 Steps

We visit you at home

1 Hour

We draft your will

1 Week

You & witnesses sign

1 Minute

What Clients Say


Excellent service. Anthony was very professional and explained everything in easy to understand terms. He managed to meet all my expectations and produced a quality will, and even arranged to oversee the signing.
wills in bolton customer
Brian Padgett

Great Value

We asked Anthony to set up powers of attorney for us and update our wills. However, he also showed us how to protect our property and put it into a trust.​
1st choice wills & probate customer
Patsy Allen


I asked Anthony to prepare my will, he did so in a very professional manor. Extremely punctual, polite and very helpful. I would not hesitate to call on him again for further advice...outstanding service.​
wills in bolton customer
John Grant