Should you write it yourself or go to a solicitor?
If you're worrying about how to write a will, don't, it's very straightforward. In fact, technically, you don't need to go to a solicitor to do it. It’s possible to buy a will writing kit online and also some charities offer this as a service in exchange for a donation.
However, it's usually a good idea to seek legal advice so that you know you've done it properly. This is particularly true if you have children, as you have their care and futures to consider too.
You’ll need to decide who will act as the executor – the person or people responsible for carrying out the wishes and for sorting out the estate. It can be a big job involving collecting all the necessary paperwork and paying off debts and other costs.
If you have a complicated family situation, perhaps with previous marriages and stepchildren, this may also need special attention. There are solicitors that specialise in wills.