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 all be present when the will is signed.

It is important to remember your witnesses cannot be beneficiaries of your estate or married/de facto to a beneficiary of your estate and they must be over 18 years of age.