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Introduction

Many family lawyers will give advice which has implications relating to wills and probate matters.

Given the changes to the law on divorce, how does this impact on a will?

What about marriage?

How does severance of the joint tenancy affect distribution?

What if you are advising a cohabitee? What is the position with intestacy and inheritance tax issues?

Are you familiar with the different type of clauses in a will and how the property is distributed if there is an intestacy?

These and other questions will be answered.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • Family lawyers and wills and probate - what must you know?
  • Effect of severance at point of separation of parties
  • Effect of marriage and civil partnership
  • Requirements for a valid will
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005 - what is the test?
  • Who should consider a lasting power of attorney?
  • Gifts in a will and who should witness to avoid a negligence claim
  • Video witnessing of wills
  • Divorce law and effect on wills
  • Use of guardianship clauses for children
  • Financial provision, consent orders and dismissal clauses - how does a will impact on your advice?
  • Claims by children, former spouses/civil partners - use of letters of wishes and statements
  • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 - former spouses and children
  • Intestacy and distributions - what will the spouse, civil partner and children receive?
  • Special guardianship and will drafting
  • How do you protect the cohabitee?
  • How can the Residence Nil Rate Band assist in tax planning?

This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Monday 12th December 2022 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.

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Wills, Intestacy, & Probate - An Introduction for Family Lawyers

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