15.042017
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DIY WILLS: ARE THEY REALLY CHEAPER AND EASIER?

– By Elizabeth Burke – Will kits, do-it-yourself wills, home-made wills. Whatever you call them, they’re often a topic of controversy. Why? Because if they’re not made and executed correctly, a huge amount of time and money may be required to sort things out after you’ve shuffled off this mortal coil. This issue was illustrated…

05.042017
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CAN YOU CHALLENGE A WILL IF IT’S NOT WHAT YOU WERE EXPECTING?

– By Kaela Dore – When a woman was unhappy with the proposed distribution of her late Aunt’s estate, she took legal action to have the will changed. She claimed that there were suspicious circumstances surrounding how the will was made. This case sheds some light on the circumstances in which a will may be…

27.122016
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CAN AN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT BE A WILL?

– By Elizabeth Burke – When a man killed his wife and then changed his will by creating a document on his laptop computer, the Supreme Court had to decide whether the document was a legal will that could be admitted to probate. This decision raises interesting issues about how a will should be executed…