We prepare what are often referred to as “mirror” Wills – Wills which are nearly identical and which both leave assets to the same beneficiary or beneficiaries. The most common example of mirror Wills would be couples who leave everything to the survivor of them, and then to their children. Either testator can always revoke their Will during their lifetime, provided they have mental capacity. It is important for people making complementary Wills to consider whether the survivor is free to alter or revoke their Will following the first death. If the survivor is not to have this freedom, consideration should be given to a more formal testamentary trust being incorporated into the Will. Should it be agreed by the parties that the Wills are to be binding mutual Wills, this fact should be recorded preferably in writing and within the Will itself. If you wish to have prepared anything else apart from a will which is not binding then we would have to charge extra for that service, as it involves much more responsibility.