Over recent years, online Will writing services and DIY Will kits have become widely available. Such services can be completed instantly and at a low cost which can be very appealing. There are, however, a number of pitfalls in preparing a Will using an online service or a DIY Will kit, some of which are outlined in this blog.
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There have been a number of recent cases where Executors have been removed by the courts due to disputes between those appointed. In order to help avoid matters becoming contentious, this blog highlights some factors to consider when choosing an Executor.
As the Covid-19 pandemic is maturing, it is important that you continue to manage your personal legal affairs in the most effective way possible. There are certain formal procedures that you must follow to ensure that your will is legally valid to guarantee that your final wishes are executed exactly as you envision.
A recent article in the Daily Telegraph reported that there has been a 61% increase in the number of people who are including charitable legacies within their Wills. The obvious question that follows is: how can donating to charity help you to preserve your wealth?
A Will can really only be challenged in a few select situations, namely where there are concerns surrounding the capacity of the testator or it is thought that someone has been able to exert undue influence on them at the time they put their Will in place.