Can I draft my own Will?

by | Sep 25, 2021 | Wills

The simDIY Willsple answer is yes and there are currently many self-drafted Wills currently being made. Numerous online sites are encouraging people to download a template and essentially have a go.

That`s great you may say but would you feel the same way if your roof started to leak, or your car broke down?

Would you have a go or would you call in a professional such as a roofer or mechanic to sort out the problem.

A Will is a legal document and has to be drafted correctly, there are rules which must be followed in their making and when signing them in order for them to be legally valid.

Drafting a Will requires careful and considerate planning in order to avoid future legal disputes, challenges on validity and in order to obtain the best Inheritance Tax benefits for your family after your death.

Special provisions should be included for any children under 18 such as provision of guardians or appointing trustees to act for them.

Correct execution of your Will is vital with a detailed list of who should not be a witness to you signing your Will.

So, you can see that if mistakes are made then they can be devastating for your family and costly in the long run.

There has been a worrying increase in applications made to court challenging the Validity of Wills in recent years causing family disputes and worse case all the estate costs being taken up in Legal costs.

No one wants this for their family which is why we are here to assist and guide you professionally.

We will help you draft your Will so that you don`t need to worry about such matters and you can be sure your Will is what you want and is a legally drafted document.

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