Proceeds of life insurance policies. If the owner of the policy has nominated a beneficiary of the policy, the nomination takes precedence over the terms of the will. It follows that, where a nomination is made, the proceeds of the policy do not form part of the estate.
So, now that you know what to omit in a will.
What are the first steps to creating a will?
Step 1 is to always list your assets. It is a very important step and what’s more important is that your executor has your entire list of liabilities and assets easily accessible to them. This will ensure that your estate is managed smoothly.
Assets can include the following:
If you have overseas assets, we highly advise you to draft your will with a qualified solicitor. This is due to foreign countries potentially having different rules about how wills are handled and interpreted. They may also have different requirements for what makes a will valid, and have different tax and inheritance laws.
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