Will writing software – how does it work and is it worth it?

Arken.legalBy Legal Futures Associate Arken.legal

Will writing software is used by estate planners to digitise and automate the document creation process.  

Arken.legal’s software is built to draft in the same manner as a Solicitor, after all it was built by Lawyers. It has built-in controls and a dual screen, guiding practitioners through the building process whilst also enabling them to review their work as they go.  

Arken’s Will writing software is the most capable on the market with the ability to draft Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), Severance of Joint Tenancy (SJTs), Expression of Wishes (EWs), Expression of Wishes to Guardians (EWGs), Advance Decisions (ADs), General Powers of Attorney (GPAs) and Trusts – and has 6 levels of distribution – helping users create complex documents in a simple way.  

How does it work?

It is Cloud based, meaning it can be used anywhere with an internet connection and across multiple offices and uses the latest data security protocols.  

The precedents and bespoke commentary and precedent bank are overseen by an internal legal team and our Legal Advisory Board, ensuring legal best practices are used at every turn.  

An intuitive questionniare is completed by the drafter, with complex scenarios dealt with easily. Draft and download a multitude of documents in just a few minutes. 

Is it worth it?

Death is a painful subject, planning for it shouldn’t be. 

At Arken, our goal is to make estate planning simple for everyone. We’ve discovered our software can help practitioners draft up to 10 times faster than traditional methods. It cuts out lengthy, complicated admin processes and helps users focus more on the client experience and boost billable hours. Creating better working environments for staff and happier clients.  

It’s also been proven to streamline the management of precedents, improve due diligence processes and enhance data storage. Helping clients to manage their risks.  

Fundamentally, Will writing software helps you achieve four key things:  

  1. Drive efficiencies into your business and facilitates more billable hours
  2. Improves client engagement and turnaround
  3. Reduce risk through consistent document production and inbuilt controls
  4. Provides a digital solution for attracting future generations

Points for consideration

Finding a company that offers good quality support is a key consideration too. Support boards and online robots are one thing, but if the business wants to find a tool for the long-term, find a partner with a real support team. The same can be said for support during the roll-out or implementation of new software, as this will help with user adoption and proficiency.  

Integrating this software with client management tools (or wherever data is kept) can drive further efficiencies and reporting capabilities. So, choosing a solution that has an ‘API’ will be key to futureproofing any fundamental data projects. 

About Arken.legal

Built by Lawyers, inspired by technology. Arken.legal is the leading provider of estate planning software. With over 5,700 users, the company has helped produce over 7 million Wills to date.  

Visit our website to learn more.  


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