Information About Your Last Will

How do I change my Last Will?

If you need to make minor changes or additions to your Will you can use a document known as a ‘codicil’.

Making an online Last Will and Testament?

Making a Will online with Burton-Law is easy. All that’s required is for you to complete an online questionnaire which drafts your Will as you answer the questions.

What happens if I die without a Will?

If you die without having made a Will (known as ‘dying intestate’) the State will decide what happens to all your assets (your property, belongings and money) in accordance with what are known as ‘intestacy rules’.

What is a Codicil?

A ‘codicil’ lets you make amendments to your existing Will without the need to completely rewrite the original document.

What is a Living Will?

A Living Will is a document which lets you specify in advance what medical treatment or care you would or would not like to receive in the event that you become ill and unable to make decisions or communicate your wishes – suffer a stroke or develop dementia, for example.

What is a Will?

A Will is an important legal document in which you set out what you would like to happen to your assets (property, belongings and money) when you die.

What is Probate?

Probate is the legal process of administering a deceased person’s ‘estate’ – the property, possessions, money, for example, that they leave behind.

Why should I make a Will?

Making a Will is important as it will ensure that when you die there are clear instructions about what should be done with all your assets (money, property and belongings, for example) and in particular how you want them to be distributed among your family and/or friends.