Glossary For Will Making2

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Want to make a start on your will?

Making a will is simple

Making a Will is not about wealth it is about making sure that what you want to happen to your estate does happen. It gives you the opportunity to specify such things as who will administer your estate, who will care for your children and who will receive specific items of your property.


Extrinsic evidence Evidence as to the meaning of a

will or circumstance of its preparation/execution other than that apparent from the document itself.

Grant of Letters of Document issued by the court

Administration authorising a person to administer

the estate of someone who has died intestate.

Grant of Probate Document issued by the court

confirming that a will is the true and last will of a deceased person and confirming the executor's authority to act.

Guardian Person appointed by will to take

the place of a deceased parent.

Half-blood Relatives of the half-blood have the

same parent in common.

Holograph will Will written in the testator's own

handwriting.

Intestacy Dying without making a will.

Intestate Person who dies without making a

will.

Issue Children, grandchildren,

great-grandchildren, etc.

Legacy Gift made by will.

Legatee Person who receives a gift under a

will.

Minor A child under the age of 18 years

(21 for wills made before 2000).

Personal chattels Household effects and items of a

similar nature.


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Perhaps you might consider taking legal advice from a solicitor about making a will if any of the following apply to your circumstances:

 

  1. A number of people could make a claim on your estate when you pass away because they depend on yourself financially
  2. You want to include a trust in your will (perhaps to provide for children, to save tax, or simply protect your assets in some way after you become deceased)
  3. Your physical and permanent home is not in the UK and / or you are not a British citizen
  4. You live here in the UK but you have additional property abroad
  5. You own all or part of a UK business.
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see: Making a will - The Law Society. Please note that will making differs in Scotland and this website currently deals with English law.

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