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Other Commonly Asked Questions

Appointing an Executor
To ensure your wishes are carried out in accordance with your Will, you should appoint an executor,

Can I make a Will myself?
A Will does not have to be a very complicated document, and as long as you follow certain formalities, you can write a simple Will yourself.

What is a 'Legal' Will?
A "valid" or "legal" Will is one that will be accepted by a court as authentic and can be put into effect by a grant of probate.

Should I make a Will?
Everyone over the age of 18 should have a current legal Will.

Where should I keep my Will?
Once a Will has been written there is no formal requirement for its safekeeping.

Who can dispute my Will?
You often hear or read about a Will being contested in court by a close family member who feels they are either entitled to more.

How do I revoke a Will?
You can do this by including a simple statement at the beginning of the new Will

Sample Will
We have included a sample will for you to have a look at

How Do I Revoke a Will?

If you make a new Will, you must properly revoke your old one. You can do this by including a simple statement at the beginning of the new Will, such as; "I hereby revoke all old Wills and codicils that I have previously made."

You can also revoke your old Will by destroying it, either by burning or tearing it up, which to be valid has to be done in the presence of another person. It is best to execute a new Will revoking the earlier one.