For most people, the making of a legally binding Will is a very necessary undertaking. If a person dies intestate, without making a Will, the consequences for would-be beneficiaries can be traumatic and detrimental.
Without a valid Will a person’s estate will be shared out according to strict rules of intestacy and the outcome could be very far from what the deceased would have wanted. On occasion, even if a person has made a Will, it may be invalid, or may have been superseded by another which has not been drawn up correctly and this will also result in total intestacy.
If a Will does not dispose of all assets this can result in partial intestacy and will again mean that the Treasury Solicitor has to decide who receives any residuary assets.
To avoid such situations of intestacy, it is always advisable to consult a solicitor for Wills when drawing up this important legal document.
If you wish to make a change to your Will and are unsure how to go about it, or if you just wish to check whether your current Will is binding, why not talk to the solicitors for Wills here at George Ide.
Our entire team of Wills and probate solicitors work together to ensure our clients’ best interests are upheld at all times and we can advise on and draw-up documents which will uphold your wishes in the event of death.
We have office in Chichester where we welcome clients or we are happy to help customers over the phone and through email.
For a comprehensive, dedicated and expert Wills service, please do not hesitate to contact us here at George Ide. Our friendly team is ready to help.