To keep costs to a minimum, the motto is be prepared! Having a list of all the relevant information to hand will save you and your solicitor time and money. Make a list of all your possessions such as property, furniture and jewellery. Add to this list any shares, insurance certificates or bonds you hold and details of where these documents are stored. Finally, include on the list the name, address and account number of any bank or building society with which you have an account and passwords for any online accounts.