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I will outline the legal requirements for making a will. Then for the next section I will comment on how appropriate is the law that allows someone to make a claim on the estate of a deceased person if he or she had not been adequately provided for.

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  • Submitted: 02/09/2003
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GCSE Law

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G C S E Law - Coursework 2002 - 2003

For my (second) law course work I will outline the legal requirements for making a will. Then for the next section I will comment on how appropriate is the law that allows someone to make a claim on the estate of a deceased person if he or she had not been adequately provided for.

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A will is a formal declaration by a person of what they want to happen to their property or estate when they die. Wills do not take effect until the person whom it is written by dies. It is possible to make alterations or even completely changed as many times as a person feels necessary. But the law only recognises the final most recent will produced by a person.

If a will is complicated or not straightforward to the person making it, it is sensible to get legal advice on the wording of the will. Though a will does not have to be complicated. It is acceptable to state 'All to Mother'. No particular words are needed as long as the will is straightforward. You can buy a standard

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