Statutory wills that we have successfully applied for
We secured a statutory will for a young adult, Janine, who suffered a brain injury at birth and is estranged from her father. Without a statutory will, Janine’s estate would potentially have been distributed equally between her parents.
Significant efforts were made to trace the father to inform him about the application, but he could not be located. The will approved by the Court left a sum of money to Janine’s school, which is a charity, and small sums of money to her grandmother and aunt, with the majority of the estate passing to Janine’s mother, who has looked after Janine throughout her life.
We have also secured a statutory will for a young adult, Eric, who suffered a serious illness in infancy, which was not properly treated, leaving him with brain damage. His parents’ relationship ended acrimoniously and Eric has not seen his father for over 10 years. The proposed statutory will excluded Eric’s father.
As part of the application to the Court, a request was made that the father not be informed about the application, due to the difficulties between his parents, The Official Solicitor’s position was that this was unfair, so the father was informed. However, as no objections to the will were received, the Court approved a statutory will, leaving the entire estate to Eric’s mother.
We put in place a statutory will for James, a 67-year old man who was born with learning difficulties. In 2006 James was involved in a car accident in which he suffered serious spinal injuries and he received an award of damages. The will appointed professional Executors to administer the estate because James’ siblings did not feel able to take on the role. James’ estate will now be divided between his closest family members who see him regularly.
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Our advice is to always get professional help with a statutory will to ensure all the essential details are taken care of and to keep the application process as smooth and stress-free as possible.