A Will is a legal declaration of the intention of the testator, with respect to his property, which he desires to be carried into effect after his death.
After the death of a person, his property devolves in two ways – according to his Will i.e., testamentary, or according to the respective laws of succession, when no Will is made. In case an individual dies intestate (no Will is made), the laws of succession come into play. A well drafted Will prevents at the very outset, any dispute, arising after death of a person in relation to disposal of his property.
By means of a Will, one can ensure:
Wills are sophisticated documents and should be made with utmost care and diligence. A conscientious and sensible property owner takes time and care to cautiously think about the consequences of his property upon his death, therefore a Will should be administered effectively and quickly. Writing a Will brings great peace of mind knowing that everything will be properly organised in case of any unfortunate event.
Our professional Will writing experts will ensure that our client’s family, friends, and business do not face any unnecessary disputes after any unfortunate event. We assign clients a professional Will writer with relevant skills and experience to help them create their Will efficiently and properly.
Beneficiaries should not be a witness. If you make any changes to your Will you must follow the same signing and witnessing process. If you change your mind after signing the Will, you need to make an official alteration (called a ‘codicil’) or make a new Will.
We endeavour to make Will writing process seamless and simple as possible. Our Will writing professional are highly qualified to make the process straightforward, offering true peace of mind to your loved ones. We assist clients with:
Bereavement of winding up the estate is an additional burden on relations when a loved one dies. After the person’s death his assets are temporarily frozen, causing difficulty for dependents. Dealing with a deceased’s estate in Hong Kong is only legal when the Court has granted administration.
Executors named in the Will have duty to apply for a Grant of Probate, devolving estate as provided for in the Will.
Intestates’ Estates Ordinance and the Non-contentious Probate Rules provides the right to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration and wind up the estate, when deceased made no Will. Those entitled to share in the estate may apply for the Grant of Letters of Administration, subject to provisions in the ordinance for distribution of estates.
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