Interpreting “devise” and “bequeath”

In the past, wills would “devise” land and “bequeath” personal property. This distinction could cause trouble if someone unaware of it used the words incorrectly, or wordiness if they used both unnecessarily. The word “give” does not raise these difficulties. The Law...

How clear are will writers?

Researchers for the Office of Fair Trading asked over 600 people about their experience of having a will made.  80% or more were satisfied with their wills and felt they could understand them.  But consumer satisfaction is no measure of quality, as shown by comments...
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