What Is A Will And Why Should You Make One?
While you can make a Will yourself, you must consider that a Will is an important legal document. Therefore, it is not in your best interest to draft one yourself if you want to ensure that there are no unexpected consequences as a result of a handmade Will. This can cause unnecessary delay and stress for your loved ones after your passing.
Advantages of have a Will
- Your assets will pass onto the person or persons to whom you want to pass it to;
- It is an easier process to prove the Will; and
- It names a guardian for minor children.
What is a Will and why should you make one?
A Will is a legal document that sets out how you want your assets to be distributed upon your death. It gives you the opportunity to provide for your family and friends the way you consider right after you pass away.
A Will must :
- Be in writing;
- Signed on each page by the person making the Will;
- Signed in the presence of two independent witnesses (meaning two people who are not mentioned in the Will);
- Dated at the time of signing; and
- Be made by a person of their own free will, without any pressure from any third party.
It is highly recommended that you discuss your personal circumstances with your solicitor in order to decide how best to distribute your assets after you pass.
Our Wills department is headed by experienced solicitors, who offer objective and impartial legal advice that may help to avoid any potential family conflict and ensure that the most effective distribution of your assets relevant to your personal circumstances.