When meeting with a client to take instructions for a Will there are some key considerations whether you are taking instructions in person, by telephone or by other remote methods such as Skype. First and foremost you must carry out an assessment of the client’s capacity to satisfy yourself that they have the requisite capacity…

The importance of having a valid Will that is fit for purpose is not to be underestimated. In the UK Will Writing is an unregulated profession – this means that anybody can write a Will, whether it be for themselves, or for somebody else. With many Will Writing companies throughout the UK it’s now easier…

A court in Queensland earlier this week ruled that an unsent text found in the drafts folder of a deceased man’s phone the day after his suicide was a valid Will. This was despite opposition from the deceased’s excluded widow and son who stood to benefit from his intestacy. In the text itself the deceased…

What happens when there’s no executor? As part of writing their Will a testator will choose people they trust to act as their executors after their death. These are the people who will deal with the administration of their estate and distribute it following the terms of the Will. Of course sometimes many years pass…

There are a number of things that make a Will valid. Please look at this list for further information:   The testator must be at least 18 years old. The Will must be in writing. The testator must have made the Will voluntarily without undue pressure. The testator must be of sound mind. They must…