FAQ’s

To be able to make a will, you must be over 18 and have ‘mental capacity’. This means an understanding of the nature of the actions, the effects and the full value of your property.

The executor is appointed under a Will and has certain responsibilities. These include paying off any debt, organising funeral finance and following the instructions of the Will.

Anyone over the age of 18 can be an executor. Usually it is a member of your family, your partner, a friend or even a solicitor.

You can have up to 4 executors acting at one time. You can appoint substitute executors to cover the event if the first choice dies before you.

Yes, an executor can be a beneficiary in your will. Generally, the main beneficiary is an executor. If this is not the case, you may wish to gift a sum of money to the executor conditional upon them acting as your executor.

If you appoint a solicitor to be your executor, they can charge a reasonable cost for acting. Usually this is between 1 – 2% of the estate. It is not paid until the end of the administration.

A new will can be created which will revoke all previous will. Your will is automatically revoked if you marry or enter a civil partnership. Otherwise, destruction of the will demonstrates the intention to revoke.

Any independent person can witness your Will. Independent means that they must not be related to the maker of the Will or a beneficiary under the Will.

Once you have validly signed and executed your Will, you should send it back to Seatons so we can ensure it has been executed correctly. We can then store your Will in our strong room and provide you with certified copies.

If you don’t make a Will, you cannot specify how you want your estate to be distributed upon your death. If you haven’t made a Will, your estate passes under the law.

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Will Specialists In Kettering

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Please contact us for a free, no obligation chat at our Kettering office on 01536 311690 or contact us online.

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Be Careful Who You Trust – Appoint A Solicitor As Your Executor

Becoming an executor of a Will, be it for a friend or a family member, is a responsibility both in a moral sense and a legal one. The following case demonstrates this when an executor did not distribute a £240,000 woman’s estate as the Will directed, and was jailed as a result.

Putting Off Making Your Will? Do It While You Can!

Mental capacity is one of the considerations when a Will is determined to be valid, which is a good reason to make your Will as soon as possible with the help of a solicitor. The case of a man who left it until a couple of months before he died of cancer allowed an opportunity for his relatives to challenge the Will in the High Court.

Make Your Will Challenge Proof – Use A Lawyer

If you want your wishes to be carried out according to your Will then seek legal advice so, should it be challenged, the High Court who will examine its contents closely are sure you had thought through all the implications.

Make Sure Your Will Is Kept Up To Date

In a time when relationships are not necessarily forever it is essential to check that your will has kept up with changes in your life. The following case demonstrates the sad situation that could result if you don't.
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