Sample Will 5

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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.


Will with pecuniary and specific legacies, absolute gift of residue

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me

of

1. I revoke all my previous wills

2. I appoint of and of to be

the executors and trustees of this my will (`my trustees')

3. I give any motor car which I may own at my death to my friend

of free of tax and costs of delivery

4. I give the following monetary gifts free of tax

(a) �1000 to each of my executors who prove my will

(b) �2000 to my friend of

(c) �50000 to XYZ Cancer Charity of

registered charity number and direct that the receipt

of the treasurer or other apparently duly authorised officer thereof shall be a good receipt for my trustees

5. After payment of my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the legacies in Clause 4 my trustees shall pay my residuary

estate to my sister of absolutely

6. If my sister dies before me my trustees shall pay my residuary

estate to my nephew of

7. If XYZ Cancer Charity shall have ceased to exist at the time of my death I wish my trustees to pay the sum of �50000 to the charity which in their opinion most nearly fulfils the same objects

8. I desire to be buried in the family grave no 1234 at Any town

Churchyard and for my estate to pay for adding my name to the headstone

IN WITNESS whereof I have signed this my will this day of

[month year]

Signed by the said as his [Signature of testator]

last will in the presence of us [Signature of first witness]

both being present at the same [Name, address and occupation of time who at his request and in first witness]

his presence and in the presence [Signature of second witness]

of each other have hereunto [Name, address and occupation of

signed our names as witnesses second witness]

Will leaving residue to children with provision for pets for life

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me

of

1. I hereby revoke all former wills made by me

2. I appoint of and of to be

the executors and trustees of this my will (`my trustees')

3. I give the sum of �5000 free of tax to each of the said and

who prove my will

4. I entrust the care of any cats and dogs living with me at my death

to my brother of with the request that he takes

care of them for the rest of their natural lives

5. If my said brother is unwilling or unable to take care of

my animals as requested then I direct my trustees to find an alternative carer for them including approaching the local animal shelter if necessary and it is my wish that they be kept together for the rest of their natural lives

6. I give all my property both real and personal whatsoever and

Where so ever situate which I own at my death or over which I have a power of disposal to my trustees upon trust to collect in the same and hold it upon trust

(a) to pay my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and all taxes arising by reason of my death

(b) to pay the legacies set out in clause 3 above

(c) to pay ninety per cent of my residuary estate to such of my

children of and of as are

living at my death and if more than one in equal shares

(d) (i) to invest the remaining ten per cent of my residuary estate (`the trust fund') in any of the investments permitted by law for trustee investment for a period of 21 years from my death or until the death of the last surviving cat or dog residing with me at my death whichever is the shorter period

(ii) to pay to my said brother or other

person or organisation having the care of my cats and dogs so much of the income from the trust fund as is necessary to pay for their food veterinary care and other expenses any surplus income to be accumulated

(iii) my trustees shall have the power to resort to capital if the income in any year is inadequate to pay all the said expenses and for the avoidance of doubt I declare that the term other expenses shall include payment of up to three weeks' boarding kennel fees in any calendar year to enable the carer to go on holiday

(iv) from and after the death of the last surviving cat or dog my trustees shall hold the trust fund both capital and income for such of my children as are then living and if more than one in equal shares

7. I desire to be buried with my late wife in grave number 1234 at

Main Road Cemetery Any town

IN WITNESS whereof I have signed this my will this day of

[month year]

Signed by the said as his [Signature of testator]

last will in the presence of us [Signature of first witness]

both being present at the same [Name, address and occupation of

time who at his request and in first witness]

his presence and in the presence [Signature of second witness]

of each other have hereunto [Name, address and occupation of

signed our names as witnesses second witness]


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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.
  6.  

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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