Lost or damaged Will? What can you do?

Lost or damaged Will? What can you do? In the UK it is a legal requirement that Wills are in hard copy format and properly signed and witnessed. This is all well and good but what happens when the hard copy is lost or destroyed? In this post, we’ll let you know what the legal position is if you know a Will has been destroyed or lost. If you would like to speak to a probate expert, call us free on 08001181603 Need to...

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Smart Will are proud to announce that we now have a relationship with NHS Staff discounts! This means that we can now offer our service at an even better price to the hard workers of the NHS. For any NHS workers wishing to find the latest offers and deals on food, electrical, finance and legal we strongly advise on registering with them to find all kinds of offers throughout the UK. Follow the link below to register and find out more! NHS...

What are Survivorship clauses and commorientes?

What are Survivorship clauses and commorientes? A survivorship clause is a clause that states that a gift will only be made where the beneficiary lives for a certain amount of time after the death of the testator. These types of clauses are very common in modern Wills and it is often the case that when you are thinking about drawing up your own document this will be an issue that arises. These can be used to make sure that assets don’t have...

How to be an executor – step by step guide

How to be an executor – step by step guide Becoming an executor of a Will is a serious and legally responsible role and so in this post, we thought we’d give you a guide as the steps the executor needs to take. Being an executor doesn’t need to be complicated but you do need to be organised and following these steps will help when the time comes. When the Will is made When someone asks you to be an executor of their...

How long does probate take?

How long does probate take? One of the biggest problems with probate is that there really is no set time it should take and it all depends upon the estate in question. In this post, we’ll look at the issues surrounding probate and explain some of the things that delay probate in different circumstances. If you would like to speak to a probate expert, call us free on 08001181603 Need to write a Will? Write your’s on the Smart Will App in 10 minutes for...