These are some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive about Wills:
1) Why should I make a will?
Making a will is the best way to make sure your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes. If you die without making a Will, your assets will be distributed according to the law, rather than by your wishes.
2) How do I make a Will?
At Paul O’Malley & Co Solicitors we have expertise in drafting wills and can advise on the best options relative to your individual requirements and circumstances. Please contact us for further information.
3) What happens if I die without making a Will?
If you die without a Will you are said to have died ‘intestate’. If you die intestate, this means your estate is distributed in accordance with the law and not in accordance with your wishes.
4) When should I make a Will?
You should make a Will right now! A Will can always be altered as your circumstances change. If you do not make a Will your assets will not be distributed in accordance with your wishes, instead in accordance with law.
5) Who should I appoint as my Executor?
You should choose somebody you trust and who you believe is organised. It should also be somebody who is happy to act as your executor.
6) Can I cancel a Will?
- Marriage or civil partnership automatically revoke a Will
- Making a new Will will cancel the previous one.
- Declaring, in writing, an intention to revoke a Will.
- Burning, tearing or destroying a previous Will, with intention of revoking the Will.