What happens if someone dies without a Will?
My partner has died without a Will. We were due to get married later in the year. Am I entitled to receive anything from his estate?
When someone dies without a Will, their estate will pass in accordance with the rules of intestacy which may not be what they would have wanted. Unfortunately, the rules of insectary do not provide for a partner unless you were married and therefore you will not inherit any of your partner’s assets. This includes your partner’s personal possessions.
What is the difference between a Solicitor and a Will Writer?
We live in a society where we shop around and find the best deals for pretty much everything. However when it comes to writing a Will, the cheapest option may not always be the best. Here we look at the how using a Solicitor for Will writing has advantages that will give you added peace of mind.
The Risks of Home-Made Wills
The Coronavirus pandemic has increased the demand for Will-making. Many people have also turned to home-made Wills without understanding the risks involved when getting your Will signed and witnessed.
Some countries such as Australia have passed emergency legislation to make it easier to sign Wills. There are no such changes in England and Wales and unfortunately signing your Will via Zoom or Skype does not satisfy the requirements for a valid Will under the Wills Act 1837.