Leaving a Legacy FAQs

Will and Inheritance Scotland

Leaving a Will can leave you with some questions. Our FAQs are here to help answer any questions you may have.

What does it mean to leave a legacy?
A legacy is a donation that is left as part of your Will. When someone leaves a Legacy to Nottingham Hospitals Charity, you'll be helping us continue to fund important long-term projects and equipment which will benefit patients across Nottingham. 
How do I leave a legacy?
You can leave a gift in your Will by filling in the form on our Leaving a gift in your Will page. 
What happens when you leave a Will?
The Will that you left will be filed with a petition which asks the court to approve the Will and put it into effect. It is then left to the executor who is then in charge of moving it into the probate process and then managing and distributing the assets. 
What if I want to make significant changes?
If you've already made a will but want to make changes, we recommend speaking to your solicitor or a professional Will writer and considering having it redrafted. It is recommended that you keep your Will regularly updated. For example, there may have been births, deaths, marriages since you last looked at your Will.
Who do I need to inform?
When writing or making changes to your Will, you'll need to consult your solicitor or a legal professional to ensure it is drafted correctly and that your wishes will be carried out. It's also good practice to tell your next of kin or a close friend if you have specific wishes.
Can I talk to someone about my gift?
At Nottingham Hospitals Charity we're here to help. Our Individual Giving Manager will be able to help you with any questions you may have concerning your Legacy.

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