Part of the process of writing a will is planning to ensure that if a gift fails
it is clear what you want to happen instead.
Not only will we help you identify your gifts, assets and beneficiaries clearly,
but we’ll also give you the option of stating what should happen to any gifts
which may fail. For example, where someone has died, you could choose for the
gift to go to or their children instead, or someone else you specify, or have it
returned to the residue of your estate. It’s entirely u
As part of your will you can suggest what you would like to happen at your
funeral. These suggestions are expressed in a letter of wishes attached to your
will. Your funeral wishes are not legally binding. They do not force your
executors to do as you wish but they do at least allow you to express your
preferences and these should be respected by your executors.
The sort of things you may wish to consider including are:
* Which religion, if any, you would like your funeral to be conducted u
You like many people, might not realise that there is no such thing as a common
law spouse. The laws around inheritance can seem outdated in many areas and
don’t recognise modern family structures and living arrangements.
If you’re in a long-term relationship, but not married or in a civil
partnership, making a will is particularly important. If you don’t write a will
your partner could end up inheriting nothing when you die. Instead your estate
would be distributed according to the rules of in
If you get remarried any will you have made previously is revoked by the
marriage. This will mean you no longer have a will and if you were to die your
estate would be distributed according to the rules of intestacy. Find out more
in our ‘Rules of intestacy’ article.
However, the will won’t be revoked if it states you are about to marry a
particular person and you don’t want the the will to be revoked when that
happens. If you want to make a will before your remarriage and want it to
If you’ve already got a will and you’re planning to get divorced, now could be a
good time to review it and if needed write a new one.
Will your will still be valid?
When you get divorced your will is still valid. However, any provisions you’d
made in your will to leave your estate to your spouse or for them to be an
executor will be ineffective from the day your marriage ends, unless the will
says otherwise. It’s also worth bearing in mind that until your divorce is
finalised, your spouse will
When creating a will to document the division of an estate or assets, the
tendency can be to look for a will writing service that is located close by.
Historically the large majority of people have visited their town center or
high street and prepared their will with a local solicitor.
In fact, the term ‘will writing services near me’ scores very high for the
number of searches in Google’s engine.
This demonstrates that for those looking to write their will there is a common
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You have until June 4th to write your Will
register it for free with The National Will Register
[https://www.nationalwillregister.co.uk/aboutwillregistration.aspx] using code
The National Will Register is a trusted partner of the Law Society of England
and Wales. The register is used by individuals, families, organizations,
government agencies and law firms to register their will. There are over 8
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There is a lot of talk around the importance of writing a will to ensure that
your money, property, and other assets are bequeathed to the family members or
children that you wish to nominate as beneficiaries of your estate.
However, did you know that there are certain types of financial assets and
property that you should not or cannot include in your will?
These types of assets are usually jointly owned or contain some sort of
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If you have recently been considering making a will then you may have stumbled
across one of the many online will writing services.
While this may look like a fast, efficient way to prepare your last will and
testament, it may have left you with some unanswered questions.
Here we will take a look at the positives and negatives of using an online
service for your will preparation.
Preparing a will online saves a trip to the solicitors office and means that you
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If you have documented your wishes that are to be carried out after your death
in the form of a will, you will need to review it periodically.
Having your estate and finances distributed to people of your choosing can be
handled legally by way of a will. However if your circumstances change you may
want to alter things like beneficiaries or change assets that are bequeathed to
a specific person.
Life brings about many changes and there are a number of instances where you may
need to amend your Read More »