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Invalid will

Invalid will

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  • Advice

    If your will is declared invalid, then your property will follow the rules of intestacy as above. A will can only be invalid under certain circumstances. It can be that there was a mistake made in the creation of the will but more often it is a contentious issue. In England and Wales, you are allowed to create a will if you are 18 or over and have testamentary capacity.

     

    Having testamentary capacity means you can understand:

    • That your beneficiaries will receive your assets; 
    • The extent of your estate (everything you own);
    • The implications of including/excluding certain people as beneficiaries; and
    • Your actions and not being influenced into making decisions. 

     

    If you are found to lack any of these abilities when you made your will, your will could be declared invalid. You must make sure you are not being unduly influenced by anybody at any time and you are wiring your will the way you want to. Others cannot manipulate the contents of your will verbally, physically or emotionally. If you are concerned about this, please seek independent legal advice. Make sure you sign your will in front of a witness, this will help your case if someone is to contest the will after your death. See the section on ‘contesting a will’. 

     

    How we can help

    Lestons currently second such work to a third-party independent specialist, please note we make no commission from these referrals but do need clients to open a case so that we can prepare a brief for them. To gain our assistance you need to open a case, this is done by taking advantage of our free consultation service, activated by the link at the top of the page, should you wish to start a case the caseworker will send you the suitable payment link.

     

    Please note your caseworker can only give generic advice, their role is to prepare your details for handling by our legal team and to act as your point of contact, they will also issue you with your Password and PIN, these will be needed to log onto your client dashboard. From your dashboard you will be able to manage and view every aspect of your case, upload documents, images, files etc.

     

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