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/]
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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?
Free wills month is upon us and if you happen to be 55 or over this provides you
with the chance to create your will completely free of charge. If you have ever
considered making a will and have been baffled by the terminology this guide
will provide a fast reference for common rules and terminology in plain English.
1.What Makes A Will Valid?
It must be made by a person who is of sound mind who is over 18, voluntarily and
without pressure. It must be signed by 2 witnesses that are not benefic Read More »
You may have seen notices or advertisements promoting Free Wills Month. If you
are not sure what it is all about then this article will help you to understand
what the Free Wills Month program is all about and learn about its benefits.
Free Wills Month takes place in March and October each year and offers you the
chance to prepare your will free of charge. The offer applies to those 55 years
of age and older and may be used to create your first will or to create a whole
new will even if you ha Read More »
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.
There are several places where you can write your will for free during the mont Read More »
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
thread of seekin Read More »
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 »