If you want a protective shelter for your property and assets after your death then a Discretionary Trust can be built into your Will This type of Trust can be used if your intended beneficiary (ie someone you are leaving some or all of your assets to ) is:- Not happy or able to handle […]
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Anyone who has a family, or owns assets and savings, should make a Will. But what sort of Will should you make and why? For a single person the Basic Single Will sets out what should happen their estate when they die. It guarantees nothing but sets out how the assets that are remaining at […]
Have you the capacity?
IN the present litigious environment many Wills are challenged which question the capacity of the testator when making the Will. When taking instructions to make a Will a professional has to consider a variety of matters. To start with, who made the appointment? If not the client then who and why someone else? Is there […]
Prevent a Challenge
A recent statement made by a member of the Law Society’s Wills and Equity Committee said that ‘There are several ways to challenge the validity of a Will, though it is a complex area and shouldn’t be undertaken lightly’ To prevent such challenges from being contemplated there are several measures that can be taken to […]
An interesting case is being pursued through the Courts at present. The daughter of a man who died of throat cancer is contesting a Will that was signed on his deathbed. The Will divided his estate between his sisters, a brother and two children of another sister. It did leave £100k to the daughter out […]