Composing a last will and testament

A will enables certain control over the property owned by the decedent after death. In the absence of a will, the legislator determined the distribution of the decedent’s property. Intestate distribution of the property is not desired, since it does not account for the decedent’s wishes and the possibilities of making a will, and may also lead to unnecessary disputes among inheritors. 

For example, when one spouse dies, intestate inheritance prescribes that the decedent’s part of the residential house is distributed – one half to his or her children in equal shares, and one half to the surviving spouse. This turns the decedent’s children to partners in the surviving spouse’s residence. This is one of the outcomes a will can prevent. 

The will enables deciding many issues that present themselves after death, the main of those being:

  • Determining the identity of an inheritor who is not a child or a spouse
  • Determining the identity of an inheritor-after-inheritor
  • Property distribution according to the different status of inheritors
  • Excluding a child or spouse (including common-law spouse)
  • Applying conditions for inheritance
  • Taking care of inheritors with disabilities 
  • Grant to a trust or trust establishment  
  • Selecting the administrator

 

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