People often assume incorrectly that when they die, their estate and worldly goods will go to
their wife, husband or partner. This is not always the case. There are strict guidelines as to the
distribution of your estate according to its’ size.
Guardians - Children under 18; the courts may decide who will look after them in the event of parents
dying without leaving a Will. You will need to appoint legal guardians to avoid this. They will assume full
responsibility and care of the children but not the assets left to the children. This is the role of the
Executor and/ or Trustee of the funds. These can be the same people.
Executors - People you must appoint who will deal with the administration of your estate and who will
ensure that your wishes are carried out. In many cases this can be relatively straightforward. However it
can also be complex and very time consuming. You may need to appoint our PWP professional
executors to assist in administering the estate thoroughly and more speedily.
Trustees - People who manage the assets left to minors (Children under 18) or assets left in Trust for a
surviving partner or other person.
Attorneys - People appointed to manage your affairs if you are unable to do so through loss of mental
or physical capacity.
Beneficiaries - People you name within your Will who will receive your assets, money, property and
People often assume incorrectly that
when they die, their estate or worldly
goods will go to their family.
Trusts are commonly used to protect
property after death, or to protect
money for a minor.
As part of our Will drafting process, at
PWP we carry out a fully confidential
The amount of work required in
administering an estate through
probate can be huge.
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advice given and nothing too much trouble. I have every confidence to
recommend their services without hesitation"
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