Article Tag: will writing

Increase in Statutory Legacy and What It Means for You

It is a common misunderstanding that in the event of a married individual dying without a Will, then their widow, widower or surviving civil partner would inherit everything. This is not always the case.  What Happens If You Die Without a Will? Anyone who dies without a will is said to have died ‘intestate’. The rules as to… Read more »

The law on wills is due a revamp!

The current law governing the interpretation and validity of wills in England and Wales is set out in the Wills Act 1837 as amended by other statues. Even though it has been around for almost two centuries, two thirds of the population still do not have a will. The test for capacity to make a… Read more »

STEP introduces new will writing code

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is an international organisation recognised across the world as a leading organisation of professionals who deal in all aspects of trust and estate legal work. Following on from the government’s decision last year not to regulate will writing services in England and Wales, STEP have developed their… Read more »