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What is a Will?

A will and testament is a legal document that communicates a person's final wishes relating to their assets. It provides specific instructions about what to do with their possessions and any final wishes that they may have.

Who should have a Will?

Everyone should have a will, especially if you have children, grandchildren or have valuable possessions that you would like to leave to others.


Even if you feel that you do not have much to pass on, you still have finances and final requests to pass on.

The Benefits of A Will

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Control of your estate and final wishes

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Protect your family by making provisions for them

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Reduce stress for your next of kin

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Minimise legal issues and avoid intestacy rules.

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Avoid internal family arguments over your estate

What happens if you don't make a will?

If you pass away without a will, it is said that you have died intestate, and what you leave becomes subject to intestacy laws. If there are no surviving relatives who can inherit under the rules of intestacy, the estate passes to the Crown. This is known as bona vacantia. The Treasury Solicitor is then responsible for dealing with the estate.


The intestacy laws are designed to help decide who’s entitled to your estate under the rules of inheritance. A significant disadvantage is that your estate may not pass to the people you want to benefit. For example, if you were married or had a civil partner, there’s no guarantee your children or grandchildren would receive anything unless you leave an estate worth over £270,000.


What is Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA)?

In Northern Ireland, an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is a legal arrangement that allows an individual (the donor) to appoint a trusted person or persons (the attorney) to make decisions on their behalf in case they become mentally incapable of doing so in the future.


An EPA must be created while the donor still has the mental capacity to understand the nature and implications of the document. It provides a legal framework for managing the donor's financial, property, and healthcare affairs when they are no longer able to do so independently.

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The Benefits of Having an EPA

Listed below are a range of benefits of nominating an Endured Power of Attorney (EPA):


  1. Decision-Making Control: By creating an EPA, you retain control over who will make decisions on your behalf in case you become mentally incapable of doing so in the future.
  2. Personal Welfare Decisions: An EPA allows your attorney to make decisions regarding your personal welfare, including healthcare and medical treatment choices.
  3. Financial Management: With an EPA, your appointed attorney can manage your financial and property affairs, including banking, bill payments, and property transactions.
  4. Peace of Mind: Establishing an EPA provides peace of mind for both you and your loved ones. Knowing that you have made arrangements for the management of your affairs in case of incapacity can alleviate stress and uncertainty.
  5. Avoiding Court Proceedings: Without an EPA in place, if you become mentally incapable, your loved ones may need to apply to the Court of Protection for the authority to manage your affairs. This can be time-consuming, costly, and may result in decisions that do not align with your wishes.
  6. Continuity and Efficiency: An EPA allows for a seamless transition of decision-making authority. If you were to become mentally incapable, your appointed attorney can step in immediately without disruptions or delays.

Protect Your Wealth

"Protect Your Wealth" is a specialized service offered by niwills.com that focuses on safeguarding and managing your finances and assets for the future. With this service, their knowledgeable team conducts a thorough review of your financial situation, carefully examining your assets and liabilities to ensure a comprehensive understanding.


In addition, niwills.com goes beyond financial analysis by delving into your family structure and dynamics. By studying the family tree and gaining insights into potential disputes or issues within the family, they can offer tailored advice and solutions to mitigate conflicts and preserve family harmony.


With all the gathered information meticulously reviewed, niwills.com provides expert guidance and recommendations on strategies to protect and maximize your wealth. Whether it's establishing trusts, implementing tax-efficient structures, or advising on estate planning, their aim is to help you make informed decisions and secure the financial well-being of your loved ones.



By offering this comprehensive service, niwills.com ensures that you receive personalized assistance in navigating complex financial and family matters. Their expertise and dedication to understanding your unique circumstances empower you to protect your wealth and plan for a secure future.

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About Us

niwills.com is a trusted provider of will and testament services in Northern Ireland using our specialised agents. Our professional and comprehensive approach makes it convenient and accessible for individuals to create a legally valid will tailored to their specific needs.


By leveraging our expertise in Northern Irish law, niwills.com offers clients the assurance that their wills comply with all legal requirements and regulations specific to the jurisdiction. Our attention to detail and commitment to accuracy guarantee that clients' wishes regarding asset distribution, beneficiaries, and estate management are effectively documented.


niwills.com recognizes the sensitivity surrounding the topic of death and approach our service with compassion and professionalism. Our dedicated team understands the significance of this document in securing the well-being of loved ones and minimizing potential family disputes.


niwills.com is a reputable provider of will and testament services in Northern Ireland. Our professional and compassionate approach allows individuals to create legally valid wills with confidence. With our expertise in Northern Irish law, clients can ensure that their wishes are accurately documented and that their loved ones are protected. niwills.com's commitment to ongoing support ensures that clients' estate planning needs are comprehensively addressed.

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FAQS

What is a will and testament?

A will and testament is a legal document that outlines a person's wishes regarding the distribution of their assets and the management of their affairs after their death. It provides instructions on who will inherit their property and who will handle the administration of their estate.


Why do I need a will?

Having a will is essential because it allows you to have control over how your assets are distributed after your passing. It ensures that your wishes are followed, minimizes potential family conflicts, and provides clarity and peace of mind for your loved ones during a difficult time.


Who needs a will?

Anyone who wishes to have control over the distribution of their assets and wishes to minimize potential disputes among family members should consider having a will. Regardless of age or wealth, having a will ensures that your wishes are respected and your loved ones are provided for according to your intentions.


What happens if I die without a will?

If you die without a will, your assets will be distributed according to the laws of intestacy, which may not align with your wishes. The court will appoint an administrator to handle your estate, and this process can be time-consuming, costly, and may lead to disputes among family members.


How do I choose an executor for my will?

When choosing an executor for your will, consider someone you trust and who is capable of handling the responsibilities. This person should be organized, reliable, and willing to carry out your wishes. Discuss your decision with them beforehand and ensure they are willing to take on the role.


Can I change or update my will?

Yes, you can change your will. It is recommended to review and update your will periodically, especially when significant life events occur, such as marriage, divorce, birth of children, or acquiring new assets.


How should I distribute my assets in my will?

Distributing your assets in your will is a personal decision. Consider your relationships, financial needs of beneficiaries, and your wishes. You can divide assets equally, allocate specific items, or include charitable bequests. Consulting with a professional, such as an estate planner or solicitor, can help ensure your distribution aligns with your goals.


Can I disinherit someone in my will?

In Northern Ireland, you have the legal right to disinherit someone from your will. However, it is crucial to seek guidance from a legal professional to understand the specific laws and requirements in the jurisdiction. By clearly expressing your intention to disinherit in your will, you can help minimize potential disputes.


What is the role of a witness in the will-signing process?

In the will-making process, a witness plays a crucial role in confirming the authenticity and validity of the will. Their presence during the signing ensures that the testator willingly executed the document and that it reflects their intentions. Witnesses provide an independent verification, adding credibility to the will-making process.


How can I ensure my will is legally valid?

To ensure your will is legally valid, there are a few key steps to follow. Consult with a legal professional to ensure compliance with the specific requirements of your jurisdiction. Clearly express your wishes, sign the will in the presence of witnesses, and ensure proper execution and documentation. Regularly review and update your will as needed.