FAQs on Making a Will

Making a will can be a complex business and there are times when you just need to have one question answered and this page should answer some of the more frequently asked questions.

Why do I need a Will?

Without a Will, it is Parliament who is left to decide how to handle your assets and affairs.

How do I make a Will?

You could use a professional Will-writing company like us, visit a solicitor, or even write your own. But there are important factors to consider.

Where should I store my Will?

Somewhere safe from loss or damage as it is the original Will that has to be submitted to the Probate Registry.

Is my existing Will still valid?

Changes in your circumstances, or in government legislation, could invalidate your Will - without professional advice, you can't be sure.

Can I make changes to my Will?

Anyone of sound mind can change their Will and as often as they like. But the way it is done has to accord with the law, otherwise the changes or even the Will itself may be invalid.

What is an executor?

An executor is the person, or organisation named in your Will who is responsible for administering your estate.

What is a guardian?

A guardian is the person, or persons named in your Will who you wish to be responsible for the care and well-being of your children in the event of your death.

What is a trustee?

A trustee is appointed by you to manage any part of your estate held in trust until it is passed to the relevant beneficiary.

What is meant by my 'estate'?

Your estate is quite simply everything you own - all your assets, property - and your liabilities.

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