Three phases of making a will

Preparation, drafting and execution

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Written by Adam Belcher, Sindy Allen, and Alia Kirkwood
Drafting your will

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

An explanation of STEP provisions and how they are incorporated into wills
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Written by Adam Belcher
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Organ Donation

How to express organ donation wishes
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Written by Adam Belcher
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Contemplation of marriage/ civil partnership

How does marriage or entering into a civil partnership affect the legality of your Will or the making of one?
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Written by Sindy Allen
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Funeral Wishes

How to make your funeral wishes known through your will or a letter of wishes
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Written by Adam Belcher
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Getting help with your will

Your will must reflect your wishes
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Written by Alia Kirkwood
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Types of Gifts to Charity in a Will

How to leave gifts or your whole estate to charity and the tax advantages of doing so
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Written by Adam Belcher
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Individual and Joint Legacies

The differences between individual and joint legacies and potential issues with gifting a joint legacy
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Written by Adam Belcher
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Residuary Estate

An explanation of residuary estates in wills
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Written by Adam Belcher
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Conditions in a Will

Rules on making gifts in wills conditional and where they may not be permitted
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Written by Adam Belcher
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Default Gifts

An explanation of default gifts in wills and when to consider making a default gift
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Written by Adam Belcher
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Gifts in Wills

Specific, non-specific, pecuniary and residuary gifts in your will
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Written by Adam Belcher
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Deathbed will

Making a will in an emergency
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Written by Alia Kirkwood
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Digital assets and estate planning

Gifting your online photographs, content and IP
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Written by Alia Kirkwood
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Signing a will - getting it right

Make it a valid, legal will
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Written by Alia Kirkwood
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Holographic will

Handwritten wills and their risks
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Written by Alia Kirkwood
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Deciding about beneficiaries

Who can benefit from your will and what they can do
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Written by Alia Kirkwood
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Letter of wishes

Telling people what you would like to happen when you die
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Written by Alia Kirkwood
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What is in your estate

Dealing with assets, property and personal possessions in your will
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Written by Alia Kirkwood
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