Do-it-yourself Wills…would you risk it?

Last week we received two calls from clients who had been named as executors and beneficiaries in deceased people’s Wills.

The only, but quite major, problem with this is that in both cases they have also witnessed the Wills. This means they are now not entitled to inherit.

Both these Wills were homemade and no professional was involved at any stage.

This is where a lot of flaws can be found with DIY Wills, even in the simplest of circumstances.

There are various do’s and don’ts that need to be considered when drawing up a Will that the average non trained person might not know and this is where issues can occur.

A Will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign. It will ensure all of your wishes are carried and what you want to happen happens.

Please seek advice from a professional before doing it yourself.

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