Wills: the jargon


This October we will be sharing a few blog posts about Wills and some local charities will be Guest Blogging to share how legacies from Wills benefit them.

To kick us off we're starting with an explanation of some of the terminology around Wills.

Will A document which you make in your lifetime which says what you want to happen to your assets when you have died.

Executor The person or people appointed in a Will to do what the Will says. They can sell or transfer your assets and close bank accounts and then they will give your things and money to the people the Will tells them to.

Sometimes a female Executor is called an Executrix.

Mirror Wills

Wills made by two people who are working together to leave their joint assets in a certain way, but they are two completely separate documents.