What Are Your Rights As A Beneficiary?

What Are Your Rights As A Beneficiary?

Do you know your rights as a beneficiary, if you’ve been named as one in a will? Perhaps you were expecting to be a beneficiary and have been left out of a will, or you’ve been named unexpectedly as one. Whatever your individual case, you do have rights as...
Statutory Will, Murder & Bankruptcy

Statutory Will, Murder & Bankruptcy

How is it that a statutory will can halt a murderer in their tracks but can’t discharge bankruptcy? A statutory will is a will made by the court on behalf of someone who lacks capacity to make or amend a will. Why would someone need the court to make a will on...
Charity Bequests: Should You Do It?

Charity Bequests: Should You Do It?

Are charity bequests a good idea in your will? Charity bequests occur when people leave part of or their entire estate to charities of their choice upon their deaths. The answer regarding charity bequests must often be decided by the court. In the United Kingdom,...
Inheritance and Divorce

Inheritance and Divorce

If you have recently received an inheritance from your family and then you and your partner go through a divorce, should you be able to keep your inheritance in full? Or is it fairer that your ex-spouse has a claim to the inheritance too? It is interesting to note...
Does Where You Live Affect Your Will?

Does Where You Live Affect Your Will?

Does where your live affect your will? What if you make a will in one country, but live and die in another? We live in an increasingly global world, where it is not unusual for family members to spend several years or even decades in other countries due to work or...