We are seeking your opinions on Will making and probate for your chance to win a £50 Amazon gift voucher. Our Will making and probate study aims to understand opinions and views on Will making and probate across the UK.
We would be delighted to hear what you have to say about probate and Will making, so please follow the link to fill out our survey. It should only take you ten minutes to complete.
In our study, we aim to examine the different opinions on Will making and probate. The study is broken down into five sections where we will ask for your opinions on a range of topics around Will making and probate. These include questions on your knowledge of Will making and probate, the Rules of Intestacy and a few landmark legal cases where Will making and probate may have made a difference to the outcome.
Probate is the process of dealing with someone’s money, possessions and final wishes when they pass away. All of the deceased assets are usually referred to as the ‘estate’. Probate is an extremely complex process that is influenced by many different factors – one of the most significant is whether the deceased has left a Will or not.
A Will is a paper document that contains instructions on what to do after somebody dies. The instructions can be anything from how to split up assets such as property, money and possessions. It can also contain instructions on how to dispose of the body after death.
The deceased may have named an executor or executors. Those appointed are expected to execute the instructions of the Will. An executor can be a person, or it can be a named individual who is part of an organisation, such as a law firm.
Normally, the appointed executor shares out the estate as the deceased specified in their Will. The executor is also responsible for carrying out other wishes specified in the Will, such as announcements of death in the media or disposal of the body.
If there is no executor named, or there is no Will, somebody must become the administrator of the estate. Typically this is a blood relative, determined by the Rules of Intestacy. The Rules of Intestacy are complicated laws that identify which relative of the deceased must become administrator of the estate. In some extreme circumstances, where the deceased does not have any living relatives, the estate ends up distributed to the Crown.
For a chance to win a £50 Amazon gift card, fill out our survey by clicking here. If you need any help with making a Will or any probate issues in the meantime, please check out the range of services Lupton Fawcett offers or call us on 0333 323 5292.
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