Occasionally, circumstances change after someone has lost mental capacity, such that their existing Will is out of date; beneficiaries may die; the size of an estate may increase or decrease; or assets may be sold. In other cases, it may emerge that someone does not have a Will and no longer has the capacity to make one.
In those cases, it is possible to use a little known procedure known as the “Statutory Will Procedure”. This is a process whereby the Court of Protection (with the involvement of the Official Solicitor) will allow a Will to be produced on behalf of someone who would otherwise be unable to do so.
At Aaron & Partners, we have considerable experience in helping clients to produce Statutory Wills in a thorough and cost effective manner.