Ready for all the information you need to know about writing your Will?  This article has been written by the Society of Will Writers (SWW). The Society of Will Writers is a non-profit making self-regulatory organisation which seeks to protect the public and serve the interests of those men and women who are active professionals…

Over 60% of the UK adult population do not have a valid will. This means that when they pass away their estate will be distributed according to set of rules known as the rules of intestacy. Intestate is the word for a person who dies without a will, and also for the act of dying…

Avoid intestacy If you die without making a Will, known as dying intestate, then your assets will be distributed according to the rules of intestacy. This will mean that the people you would like to receive your estate may not necessarily inherit it. Appoint executors Executors are the people you choose to carry out your…

Intestacy Article   Introduction – What is Intestacy?   ‘It’s okay not having a Will as long as you know what will happen without one.’ What happens if you die without a making a Will? Simply put, the government will decide what happens to your property, possessions and money for you. Dying without a Will,…

In light of the recent YouGov survey 63% of the UK adult population don’t have a valid Will. This figure is down on the statistic that we have previously seen bandied around (circa 2011) which suggested that the figure was closer to 67%. What does this mean? According to S.7 of the Wills Act 1837…

Intestacy is the term given to dying without a Will. What is a Will? A Will is a legal document made valid by the signing and witnessing process. A Will is essentially a written declaration of how you would like your estate to be distributed after your death. In your Will you will make gifts…