estates

Wills & Estates

A Will is a legal document, that states how you wish your estate to be divided after your death. The estate is administered by executors who distribute it to the people or organisations named in the will, known as beneficiaries. Who is affected? Everyone who has an estate is affected in some way because they will have possessions that will endure after their death and which will pass to succeeding generations. The only requirement for a person to make a will, subject to certain exceptions, is that he or she must be mentally capable and 18 years of age or over. What happens if I don’t make a will? If a person dies without a will, then they die intestate. This means that the estate is divided up according to specific rules that are set out in UK law. The distribution of the estate unde... »