With Affio, you can specify that you want your will to cover your assets in the
UK, or your assets throughout the world.
If your assets are situated outside of England and Wales, or if you are
domiciled outside England and Wales, then the applicable law where the assets
are situated, or the the law of your domicile may affect the way your will
If you’re concerned about this, you may want to consider getting legal advice or
making a second will in the country where you own the prope
If you die without a valid Will the state will dictate how your money, property
and possessions are distributed. It does this by applying a set of rules – the
intestacy rules – which don’t always reflect modern family arrangements and may
mean your estate is not being distributed as you would have wanted. In
particular, unmarried partners are not recognised by the intestacy rules.
The intestacy rules refer to the deceased’s “issue” – that is all his or her
direct descendants including adopted a
In basic terms your estate is everything you own, less anything you owe. So
that’s your property, money, investments, vehicles and possessions, less your
debts for example: money owed on loans, mortgages or to the tax man.
Most of the things you own can be dealt with in your will, the main exceptions
* Money held in joint accounts – which will automatically go to the other
* Property which is owned on a joint tenant basis – where your share of the
property will go
The best answer to this question is somewhere it can be found! After all what’s
the use of having a perfectly drafted and legally valid will if it is hidden
away or locked in a fireproof safe and no one has the combination?
Legally you can store your will anywhere you like – the most important thing is
that your executors know where it is and can be accessed as soon as possible
when you die.
You could consider using the services of certainty.co.uk – The National Will
Register, who for a fee, a
What will be covered by my will? [/what-will-be-covered-by-my-will/]
Appointing Executors [/appointing-executors/]
Appointing Guardians [/appointing-guardians/]
What happens if an appointment fails? [/what-happens-if-an-appointment-fails/]
What happens if a gift fails? [/what-happens-if-a-gift-fails/]
Making changes to my will [/making-changes-to-my-will/]
I’ve downloaded my will, what do I do next?
You may already know that the month of October is Free Will Writing Month. This
is a great opportunity for those that haven't already prepared this vital
document to do so without charge.
For the entire month of October those aged 55 and over can write a will and
leave their estate, assets, and valuables to their loved ones. Appoint an
executor, name beneficiaries and make sure your legacy goes to the right people.
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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
mi Read More »
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
can write your Read More »