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Making a Will
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How to Make a Will
Looking to make a will?
There is no one answer about how to do your Will. It all depends on your assets, your circumstances and who your beneficiaries will be.
You need to make a will that makes your wishes clear, that avoids confusion and conflict amongst your loved ones, and that is legally valid and binding. Doing this will protect your family and friends from costly and stressful legal disputes.
Things you Need to Consider Before Making a Will
Who will be your Executors?
Simply put, your executors are people you assign to ‘execute’ or carry out your will. Your Executors have the legal and administrative task of sorting out your assets and debts after you die and making sure that your wishes as outlined in the Will are upheld.
How do you know a Will is valid?
To be valid, the person making the Will must be mentally competent, the Will must be correctly signed and witnessed, and show no evidence of tampering. The witnesses to the Will cannot be beneficiaries, or related to beneficiaries and must be over 18.
If there is any doubt, or potential for dispute as to your mental competence, you should get a doctor’s confirmation of your capacity to make the will and include it with your Will.
Who will be your beneficiaries and what effect will their inheritance have on their circumstances?
You can designate anyone as a beneficiary and distribute your assets in any way you like, however, if you don’t provide for your family and dependents, your will can be contested.
You also should consider the effects that an inheritance may have on your beneficiaries.
How often should I review my Will?
You should certainly review your Will after any major events, such as marriage, divorce, property purchase or sale, the death of a beneficiary or if your assets change significantly. We also recommend that you take a look at your will every couple of years to ensure that your most updated wishes are carried out should the worst happen.
We Can Help
We know the potential pitfalls, and will ask you all the right questions to make sure that you have considered every possibility. We can advise you as to whether you would be best with a Will or a Testamentary Trust. Let us design your Will in such a way to help protect your family from expensive estate litigation after your death.
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