2010 - 2017
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.
The following section contain examples of wills drafted to meet a variety of common situations. They cover such matters as appointments of testators and guardians, legacies to executors, grandchildren or friends and various gifts of residue. In addition, each will gives an indication of different funeral wishes so as to illustrate how to express what you want.
In between the appointment of executors and the residue clause, you may wish to add a gift of money or a specific object, such as your car, to a named beneficiary. You may also wish to appoint a guardian or guardians for your children. After the residue clause and before the 'in witness' statement, you may wish to insert your funeral wishes.
Remember to authorise your executors to pay for a memorial if you want one.
Remember that these wills are intended for people with very straightforward affairs. Do not attempt to set up any complicated trust arrangements. The only trust set out in the sample wills is a very simple trust to provide for your pet's welfare after your death.
Do not try and change this to apply to your spouse or children.
If you are in any doubt as to how to proceed, or whether the examples given are appropriate in your situation, please seek professional advice, do not attempt to make your own will.