A Trivia Quiz On Wills And Administration

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A Trivia Quiz On Wills And Administration

This test will cover the basics required for Wills & Administration.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Andrew died leaving a will. The will did not appoint executors. In the will he left the residue of his estate to George and Frank on trust for Polly. Which persons could apply for a grant of administration?
    • A. 

      Polly’s Guardians

    • B. 

      George and Frank are the residuary legatees holding on trust for Polly

    • C. 

      The Official Solicitor

  • 2. 
    Megan died last week leaving a will appointing Lois to be her sole executrix and residuary beneficiary. Lois died two months ago. Only Megan’s father and brother are still alive. Which persons could apply for a grant of administration?
    • A. 

      There is a partial intestacy here as no one entitled under the will survives as residuary beneficiary. Those entitled under the intestacy of the deceased are entitled to apply for a grant. Here Megan’s father should apply as he is first entitled under the intestacy rules.

    • B. 

      There is not a partial intestacy here as Lois’s executors can apply as the estate belongs to Lois and those entitled under the intestacy of the deceased are not entitled to apply for a grant.

    • C. 

      There is a partial intestacy here as no one entitled under the will survives as residuary beneficiary. Those entitled under the intestacy of the deceased are entitled to apply for a grant. Here Megan’s brother should apply as being first entitled under the intestacy rules.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Terence’s own executor of his will. Terence will need to renounce

    • B. 

      Belinda’s next of kin. Terence will need to renounce

    • C. 

      Clara is entitled as residuary legatee as Terence is unwilling to act. Terence will need to renounce

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      None they have no legal beneficial interest

    • B. 

      Full rights of ownership to the property

    • C. 

      A life interest entitlement to the property

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Advise the PR that they have to wait for as long as it takes.

    • B. 

      Can give interim distribution but PRs not obliged to distribute during 12 months form date of death. Would be unwise to distribute before 6 months because of potential claims under I (PFD)Act and need for statutory notices in respect of missing beneficiaries.

    • C. 

      Can give interim distribution but PRs are obliged to distribute during 12 months form date of death. Would be reasonable to distribute before 6 months because potential claims under I (PFD)Acts are not very common.

  • 6. 
    You want to distribute an estate but cannot locate one of the beneficiaries, what do you do?
    • A. 

      Provided you have sent a letter to the last known address then you are free to distribute the estate.

    • B. 

      Apply for a Benjamin Order get indemnity from beneficiaries set aside assets get insurance

    • C. 

      Wait for 12 months then distribute the missing beneficiary’s entitlement in equal shares to the other beneficiaries.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      1. Spouse – civil partner 2. Parents 3. Son\Daughter 4. Brother\Sister 5. Grand Parents 6. Uncles\Aunts 7. Children of sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts.

    • B. 

      1. Spouse – civil partner 2. Son\Daughter 3. Parents 4. Brother\Sister 5. Uncles\Aunts 6. Grand Parents 7. Children of sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts.

    • C. 

      1. Spouse – civil partner 2. Son\Daughter 3. Parents 4. Brother\Sister 5. Grand Parents 6. Uncles\Aunts 7. Children of sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts.

  • 8. 
    John Wilson’s brother died intestate with no other surviving relatives. The estate is worth £4000 which is in cash. John is required to obtain a grant of letters of administration before he can benefit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      £450,000

    • B. 

      £250,000

    • C. 

      £350,000

  • 10. 
    Entitlement of Spouse\Partner with surviving issue a)       personal chattels absolute b)       statutory legacy of £________plus interest __________ c)       life interest in half the residue The other half of the residue goes on trust to the issue.
    • A. 

      £300,000 plus 6.5%

    • B. 

      £200,000 plus 4.5%

    • C. 

      £300,000 plus 2.5%

    • D. 

      £250,000 plus 6%

  • 11. 
    A will is valid provided the following is true.
    • A. 

      Is the testator over 16

    • B. 

      Made by a person who is of sound mind

    • C. 

      The will must be clear

    • D. 

      A witness or the married partner of a witness can benefit from a Will

    • E. 

      It must be written by a solicitor or legal professional

    • F. 

      The witnesses must sign within 24 hours of each other

    • G. 

      Made voluntarily and without pressure from any other person