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