The Rules of Intestacy

As a Will Writer I am passionate about the reasons why having a Will is important and I do a lot of talks, write blogs and generally try my best to make people aware of this. It is still a very real fact that over half the UK population die without having made a Will and this can have very specific repercussions for your estate… not least of which is the trouble and time it can cost your loved ones. Although many people assume that you if you are married or with a long term partner they will automatically inherit
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“I want you to have this”: deathbed gifts and their validity

We have all seem films or programmes or read stories of people who, on their deathbed, bestow a gift upon a loved one – outside of their Will and often quite spontaneously. I am often asked whether these deathbed gifts actually exist and, if so, are they valid. The simple answer to this is yes, but only if a number of conditions are met: The gift must be made by the donor in contemplation of their own impending death. The gift must be contingent on the donor dying. The donor must part with the gift or deliver it in some
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