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Is our DIY Will Kit right for you?

Want to make a legally valid will in no time at all, and without the fuss, inconvenience and expense of a trip to a solicitor? Worried that a DIY will may not suit your particular circumstances? Find out if you… Find out more

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The intestacy laws explained

What making a Will does for you If you don’t make a Will, you cannot control who will inherit your property after your death. Should you die without making a Will, your property will be distributed according to intestacy law.… Find out more

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8 reasons why you should be making a will today

Wills – Your Questions Answered. An at a glance guide to making a will, and the risks you run if you haven’t made a will. 1. If you don’t make a will, you cannot control who will inherit your money… Find out more

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Life events: when you need to make a new will

There are many life events that occur, which mean that you need to be write a will. Here is our guide to when is the best time to be thinking about making a new will. Changes in your family You… Find out more

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What happens if you haven’t made a will

If you die without making a will, the government effectively makes a will for you. Making a will offers you the peace of mind that your money and possessions will be distributed according to your wishes. If you have not… Find out more

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The intestacy pitfalls of not making a will

“Changing living patterns […] mean increasing numbers of people will fall through the safety net provided by our inheritance laws should they die without making a Will”.(1) The National Consumer Council has identified a very worrying ‘Wills gap’. Their research… Find out more

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How to leave the residue of your estate

OK. So you are thinking about making a will. And you’ve decided who you would like to leave ‘specific gifts’ of your property to. (Read more about making specific gifts when you make a will in our article.) What you… Find out more

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Executors: what to do if there is a Will

How to probate an estate when someone dies and what to do if you’re nominated as executor in the Will. Many executors may have been made aware of their duties before death and know where the Will is kept should… Find out more

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How to leave gifts in your will

When making a will you can leave individual items to certain people by naming them in your will. Often people who are making a will have items of value (financial or sentimental) that they would like to leave as a… Find out more

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How to appoint an executor and trustee

An executor is a person named in your will who has the responsibility of managing your property after your death and distributing that property according to the terms of your will. The executor will have to collect in and preserve… Find out more