Can I use a do-it-yourself ‘Will Kit’ to make my Will?

Preparing your own Will by using a generic do-it-yourself ‘Will kit’ is not recommended. A Will must follow a strict legal format, otherwise the Courts may decide it is not valid. If your Will is thought to be ‘not valid’ then your assets will be distributed according to a predetermined formula and not as you intended or wished.

If you are not legally qualified to prepare a Will, then you risk making mistakes, creating uncertainty or losing opportunities for good estate planning.

In addition, unnecessary costs and delays in administration may result from problems associated with homemade Wills. It is easier and cheaper to ensure that your Will is correct whilst you are alive, than have your executor try and fix it after you die!  

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