For a small fee, a A document that sets out what a person wants to happen to their money and other property after they die. can be drawn up by a A legal practitioner (lawyer) who sees clients and opens files to deal with their legal matters but usually does not appear in court. See also barrister., a trustee company or the State Trustees (see ‘Contacts’ at the end of this chapter). The law of wills has many pitfalls, so it is highly advisable to see a lawyer or trustee about drawing up a will, particularly if complex issues (e.g. All the property a person has, including real property and personal property. It is often used to describe property belonging to someone who has died, or the property of a bankrupt. claims, taxation, creating trusts, beneficiaries with disabilities) are involved. A will is usually taken at face value. If it is incorrectly drafted, it is difficult to admit Material presented to a court to prove or disprove a fact. It can include what witnesses say as well as documents and other objects. to show what the willmaker may have intended. It is also very expensive to have a will interpreted by the Supreme An independent body that hears legal claims brought by parties and decides between them. Serious cases are heard by a judge and jury, or just a judge. Less-serious cases are heard by a magistrate..
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