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 The laws around inheritance can seem outdated in many areas and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
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
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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.
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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 »