Making a Will FAQ
Welcome to our Frequently Asked Question page regarding making a will. Below is a small selection of questions that a frequently asked. We hope that the answers might provide you with some assistance and in the event you require a more detailed consultation or discussion, please do not hesitate to contact us here.
Why should I make a Will?
It is important to make a will to ensure your wishes are carried out in the event that you pass away. Without a valid will in place your estate is administered and distributed according to the provisions of the Succession Act and not how you wished. Without a will you cannot control how your affairs are managed.
How can I make a Will?
Our experienced team can consult with you to ensure you wishes are expressed in your will and within the requirements of the law. We have many years experience drafting wills and administering estates and can advise you on the best manner according to your respective circumstances. This will give you the peace of mind to know that in the unfortunate event of something happening, your wishes are protected. We would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss the process with you. To make an appointment, please visit the contact us page.
When should I make a Will?
There are many times in a persons life when it is strongly recommended that you make a will. This should not mean you wait until these moments to have a will in place. Like your circumstances a will can be changed very easily. Below is a few examples of times it is strongly recommended you have a will in place;
If you have bought a new home
If you have married/remarried
If you are in a long term relationship but are unmarried
On the birth of a child
If one of your heirs has deceased
The above are a brief outline of the circumstances when it is very important to have a will in place. If you wish to discuss any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Where would my Will be stored?
At Dixon Quinlan we can store your Will in a fireproof safe for safe-keeping. It is a very important document and crucial that is is kept in good condition for many years.
What happens in the event that I die without a Will?
Should you die without the benefit of having a Will in place, you will have died 'intestate'. The rules of intestacy are very inflexible and your estate will be distributed in accordance with the law. Your wishes will not be taken into account no matter how small they may be. After all your debts have been paid and the expenses from your funeral the Succession Act set out how the remainder of your assets will be distributed.