Wills & Estates

It is well known that a Will is a legal document which sets out how a person wants their assets to be distributed once they die. If you are over the age of 18 you can make a Will – provided you have capacity.

FAQ on Estate Planning

There are many things to consider when preparing a new Will or updating an old one that can help ensure that your Will is valid and that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes after your death.

Following the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship, it is common for separated parties to be unsure and therefore anxious about their entitlements in a property settlement and the assets they are likely to retain.

Claims can be made for further provision from a deceased estate if relatives or loved ones believe that insufficient provision has been made for them however, not everyone is entitled to challenge the validity of a Will.

It is important for everyone over 18 to have a will to make sure their wishes are followed and their assets are distributed as they would want after they die.

Many migrants do not have relatives in this country beyond their immediate family unit. For parents this can be the source of some genuine concern as they worry about the well being of their children and other loved ones in case of their own premature death. We put these questions to practising solicitor, Prakash Raniga