A A document that sets out what a person wants to happen to their money and other property after they die. is an extremely important document. It should be kept in a secure place, and the The person named in a will as the one who must ensure that the deceased person’s intentions, as stated in the will, are carried out. appointed under the will told where it is. If the original of a will is lost in the Lawful control over a person which prevents them leaving. A person under arrest is in police custody and is not free to go. A person in prison is serving a custodial sentence that keeps them confined to the prison grounds. of the willmaker, there is a Capable of being proved wrong in court. Compare deemed. presumption that it is revoked. Therefore, wills should be kept in safe custody with 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., trustee company, accountant or any other institution that will hold documents such as wills in safe custody. The Probate Office (see ‘Contacts’ at the end of this chapter) accepts wills for safekeeping under section 5A of the A&P A written law made by parliament. Also called an ‘Act of parliament’, ‘statute’ or legislation..
Health, wills and other legal issues affecting older people
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