PERSONAL LEGAL WILLS, TAX AND ESTATE PLANNING
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FAQsQ. Will my current will become invalid if I get divorced?
Q. Can I make provision for my civil partner?
Q. Can I make provision for my pets in my will?
Q. Can I specifically ensure that one or more of my children do not inherit? Could they challenge the will after my death?
Q. Do I need a solicitor to make a will?
Q. How much will it cost me, to make a will?
Q. I can't think of anyone amongst my friends or family who could take on such a task. Can I appoint a professional executor?
Q. I have property abroad. Is there going to be any problem in disposing of that in my will as I see fit?
Q. I want to leave something to a friend, but I would prefer my spouse not to know about it. Is that possible?
Q. If I do use friends or family, can they charge for their work too?
Q. If I leave shares in my company to my spouse, can the other shareholders block it when I die?
Q. If I leave something to someone who dies before me, what happens?
Q. I'm married and just want to leave everything to my spouse. We have no children. Surely I don't need to make a will to do that?
Q. I'm married with children - what happens to my estate if I don't make a will?
Q. Is there anything more I can do to make things as easy as possible for my executors after I'm gone?
Q. It sounds like hard work. How many executors can I appoint?
Q. I've been with my partner for years, but we're not married. Do I need to make a will?
Q. So what are the formalities?
Q. What happens if I make a will but subsequently want to change it?
Q. What happens if my circumstances change - for example, if I am widowed, and then get married again?
Q. What if the tax laws change before I die, and my will creates unintended tax liabilities? Or my will is generally unsatisfactory to my beneficiaries? Can they vary it after my death?
Q. What is an executor?
Q. What is probate?
Q. What kind of people can be witnesses? Are there any restrictions?
Q. What taxes are chargeable on my estate after I die, and who sorts them out?
Q. Where should I keep my will?
Q. Who looks after my estate if I don't leave a will naming my executors?
Q. Who should be the trustees of my trust?
Q. Can I include a trust for my child in my will, and what will the tax consequences be?
Q. Can I include a trust for my spouse in my will, and what will the tax consequences be?