Do It Yourself Legal Will

What Makes a Valid Will?

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What Makes a Valid Will?

>To be able to be put into effect and recognised by a court of law, the will-maker/testator must be mentally competent, and the will must be: 1. In writing (ie on paper), 2. Signed at the bottom by the testator (you), and 3. Witnessed by at least two people. The testator and the witnesses must …

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Executors as Trustees

> The Executor will distribute your Estate to the beneficiaries you select in your Will. However, not all beneficiaries will take their gift straight away. The following are examples of beneficiaries that cannot hold their gift in their own right: Children (under 18 years of age) Persons who have a legal disability (for instance mental …

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Guardians

>Your Will allows you to make arrangements for the care of any children that you have who are under 18 years of age when you die. This is done by selecting one or more Guardians and writing it into your Will. For parents, this is probably the most important part of your Will.

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When do I really need a Will?

> Anyone over 18 years of age should have a Will. But there are certain times in your life when it is particularly important to make a Will or revise your existing one: If you get married or intend to get married If you separate from your spouse or partner and you believe the separation …

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