Wills Lawyers Blogs

Blogs on wills and making a will, published by wills and probate lawyers and law firms.

Owning a property abroad will require an update to your will

by Fletcher Day September 25, 2015 Guest legal blogging

Those who own a property in Europe are now able to exercise their freedom regarding who they decide will inherit their asset but if the owner wants to benefit from this they will have to take a look at their own will. The EU Succession laws are seeing a change and this means that it […]

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Transfer on Death Deed Under the Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act.

by Friscowill August 19, 2015 Estate Planning

The Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act, found under Chapter 114 of the Texas Estate Code, provides that after September 1st, 2015 the State of Texas will recognize a deed which transfers property upon the death of an individual. This opens new possibilities to Estate Planning which allows an individual to create a deed […]

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Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Writing Your Will

by Asset Wills April 8, 2015 Wills

Important Things to Consider When Writing Your Will Writing your will is important if you want to have a say in what happens to your property and possessions after your death. Writing your will might seem a little morose but, in reality, we prefer to think of it as an insurance scheme. You don’t buy […]

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Will writing made not-so-easy

by JamesBooker November 27, 2014 Family Law

For many of us, thinking about making a Will smacks of the biggest show of pessimism known to man – because we all believe we are going to live forever so why should we plan for our death. And yet, in the back of most minds will be that little niggle about who would get […]

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Howard Hughes – the billionaire whose handwritten will was contested

by Tim Bishop October 13, 2014 Wills

Howard Hughes was one of America’s most pre-eminent business magnates in the 20th century, having become a Hollywood film producer in the 1920s specialising in big-budget controversial films. He was also a keen aviation enthusiasts, setting many world air speed records and forming the Hughes Aircraft corporation. Throughout his life, Hughes amassed a fortune worth […]

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Challenging a UK Will – a brief guide

by Tim Bishop June 11, 2014 Wills

Your Will says what should happen to the things you leave when you die and is intended to make sure that your wishes as to how these things are dealt with are followed. Increasingly, however, it is possible for Wills to be challenged following death, with a number of high profile cases being reported in […]

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Pre-Death Will & Trust Contests: Should They Be Allowed?

by David Faltz February 20, 2014 Trusts

(US law & generally) Can – and should – a will or trust be challenged before the settlor dies? Different states across the United States respond differently to this question. Conventionally, a will is not operative until death; therefore, it cannot be offered for probate while the testator is still alive. In the past, courts […]

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Art Expert Witness Testifies in Heated Battle over Andy Warhol’s Portrait of Farrah Fawcett

by theexpertinstitute December 11, 2013 Estate Planning

The University of Texas at Austin is suing for their right to possession of an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett, the American actress famous for her role in the television series Charlie’s Angels. The University, Fawcett’s alma mater, alleges that the painting is part of the art collection Fawcett bequeathed to the school before […]

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Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

by EdwardHandsandLewis December 2, 2013 Blawg

By Emma Fuller, Director at Edward Hands and Lewis After Lasting Powers of Attorney or Enduring Powers of Attorney have been made by a Donor (ie the person who has entered into the Lasting Power if Attorney) they can be revoked They can be revoked by the Donor if the Donor still has the mental […]

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Contesting A Will In The UK: What Do You Need To Know?

by Tim Bishop November 28, 2013 Wills

When you make a will, you are deciding what will happen to your assets once you’ve died, but it isn’t always as clear cut as that. In certain situations, UK wills can be challenged or ‘contested’ [contesting a will is also known, especially amongst lawyers, as “contentious probate”]. Here’s a brief guide on who can […]

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