When distributing gifts made in a Will what happens if there is are missing beneficiaries? This short article explains: Personal Representatives (PRs) have a duty to ensure that the estate is distributed to the correct beneficiaries. This involves first ascertaining who those beneficiaries even are, in the case of a gift made to a group…

It’s no surprise that in a digital age the question of ‘what happens to my bitcoins when I die?’ has been brought to our attention. Bitcoin is cryptocurrency, which is a form of digital currency, which of course means there’s nothing tangible to be had. You can’t go to the bank and withdraw X amount…

Understanding the term ‘Domicile’ by Siobhan Rattigan, Society of Will Writers It’s technically not possible to be domiciled in the UK as the UK consists of the three legal jurisdictions: England & Wales, Northern Island and Scotland. A person domiciled in the UK can be domiciled in any one of these countries but for ease…

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…

Leading body invites and attracts serious professionals The Society of Will Writers and Estate Planning Practitioners, often referred to as the SWW is a not for profit organisation who regulates its members. Whilst the SWW isn’t entirely made up of Will Writers, it does consist of financial services professionals, accountants, probate practitioners, solicitors, mortgage brokers…

Will storage with the National Will Archive   Here at the National Will Archive we are a friendly, honest and experienced team dealing with members of the public on a daily basis.   To use the storage facility all you need to do is either download the Custody Registration form from our Web site National…

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…

The Society of Will Writers (SWW) is a professional trade association for Will Writers and Estate Planning professionals which was created in April 1994. It started with 5 founding members and has grown to become the largest organisation of its type today. The two primary purposes of the SWW are to promote to the public…

Why use the SWW’s endorsed platform? Why should I use Sure Will Writer? 14 quick reasons why! We give you a free 7 day trial to test the system before you even sign up. There are no costly add-ons and you’re not tied into a lengthy contract. We listen to your feedback on the system…

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