In the UK, a statutory will is a legal document that can be created after someone's death when they were mentally incapable of making a will before passing away. This situation often arises when someone didn't have a valid will in place and later becomes incapacitated. To create a statutory will, an interested party, typically a family member or friend, can apply to the Court of Protection. The court will review the circumstances and consider the deceased's past wishes, best interests, and the claims of potential beneficiaries. If approved, the statutory will outlines how the deceased's assets should be distributed, ensuring their wishes are respected even after their demise.