A Life Case Study
We were asked by Social Services to visit a terminally ill gentleman a week prior to his death to prepare a Power of Attorney; however unfortunately we thought he did not have capacity to make this decision.Read more
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The person entitled at law to administer your Estate if you die without a Will (that is, Intestate)
Gifts made by Will
A person who benefits under a Will or Trust
A formal amendment to a Will
A specialist court for all issues relating to people who lack capacity to make specific decisions. The Court makes decisions and appoints Deputies to make decisions in the best interests of those who lack capacity to do so.
A gift of real or immovable property such as land, houses or flats in a Will.
Everything you own at the time of your death.
The person or body responsible for collecting in the deceased's assets, paying any taxes, and distributing the Estate in accordance with the Will
Person appointed by the Will to take over such parental rights as you may have over any child of yours under 18 at your death.
Tax payable on gifts made during your lifetime or after your death, by Will or Intestacy.
Dying without having made a Will. The law sets out how your Estate is distributed, usually to close relatives.
Gift of personal or moveable property (including cash, shares etc.) in a Will.
The application to court after someone dies without a Will to prove that the person applying is entitled to administer the Estate and perhaps take a share of it. Like Probate, but where the deceased has left no Will.
The application to court after someone dies to prove the Will is valid and which results in authority being granted to the Executors . The formal document that is issued is called a Grant of Probate.
Everything you own at the time of your death less any gifts you have made in your Will, your debts, funeral expenses and costs of winding up your Estate.
The legal costs of winding up your Estate.
The person making a Will (the female form is testatrix).
Arrangement by which a person (the Trustee) holds legal ownership of money or property for the benefit of another person.
A person to whom an Estate or property is conveyed on trust for another.
A document conforming to certain legal requirements that sets out what you want to happen to your property and the rest of your Estate upon death.