Why should I make a will?
Making a will ensures that, when you die, your property and other possessions go to the people that you choose, and in accordance with your wishes. If you die intestate, without a Will, your property and possessions will then be distributed according to the law. The law will also decide who will be responsible for administering your estate.
A will can only be considered valid if:
- It is made in writing;
- The person making the will (the testator) is over 18 years old, or has been married;
- The testator has capacity to make a will;
- The testator signs or marks the will, at the end of the document, and acknowledges it in the presence of two witnesses;
- The testator’s two witnesses also sign the will in the presence of the testator;
- Neither of the testator’s witnesses – or their spouses or civil partners – receive anything in the will.
If you are thinking about making your Will, please contact us to arrange an appointment.
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