Questions tagged [wills]

A will or testament is a legal document by which a person expresses their wishes as to how their property is to be distributed at death.

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How do will holders discover the will maker has died?

My question relates to the UK, though the question could apply to other locales. Say I lodge a will with a legal representative in one part of the country (or even in another country) and years later ...
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How can I legally petition for a home that has been in the family for generations but the deed has another name on it

There is a house in my family that has been lived in for almost 70 years. Originally the family member that purchased the house used a family friend to procure the mortgage (she did not know better as ...
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Freezing funds with positive balance

My spouse's son is on an account with his stepmother. Both were put on the account at different times by his dad. Unfortunately his dad passed away recently. The money in the account was to be split ...
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The firm holding the original will for my father has dissolved. How can i get a copy of the original?

wills, legacy and law ltd were the firm holding my father's will. This company has now dissolved. I have a copy of the will but it is unsigned and dates from around 28th March 2000.
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Wills and burial requests

Can I be held legally responsible for not burying a person as specified in their will if there are no funds in the estate?
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What does the article of this will mean in layman's terms?

ARTICLE III I specifically device and bequeath a life estate of my real property located at LOCATION unto PERSON1 as long as they reside there upon and reasonably maintains the same with the ...
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Sister and 23 yr old niece won't move out of deceased mom's house

My mother died 6 weeks ago. My sister lived with her, and took care of her for a long time. I give her credit for that. Since mom has died, sister is holding onto the will. Our brother is the ...
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Example of wills being declared forged without the signature being forged?

Is there case law in common-law-based legal systems regarding claims that a will is forged - but without the signature being forged, and without the text being altered after the signature? For ...