Yes, a person is entitled to write their own will. It is important to ensure that the will is recognised as being made by the relevant person and is legally valid. If a will is declared as legally invalid after a person’s passing, their estate would be dealt with as if they had not written a will i.e. under the rules of intestacy.
Some of the things that a will must have to be valid are, as follows:
It is highly recommended to seek legal advice when making a will. This is because disputes could arise over the validity of the will and the final wishes contained therein.
Wills can be sourced affordably and, in some cases, free of charge. Some charities offer free wills and there are schemes such as Will Aid month in November when law firms offer free will writing services.
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