What is a Will?

A Will is a document created to give directions for the distribution of the assets you own on death.

Your properties, assets and belongings (commonly called your Estate) are divided up as per your wishes and passed to whomever you chose known as Beneficiaries.

The Will also indicates who will manage the distribution of your your estate. This chosen person is known as the Executor(s) of your Will. They are also responsible to appoint Guardians to look after minor children when both parents have died.

For a Will to be effective and legally binding it must conform to certain legal conditions (as per the Wills Act 1837) and be signed by the person making the Will in front of two adult independent witnesses present at the same time.

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