What is a will?
A Will is a legal document that helps your family by directing them in a legally binding manner as to your wishes and what to do with your things after you’re gone.
What is an executor?
An executor is the person named in a Will who is appointed to carry out the wishes of a person after they die. They organise to collect the assets of the deceased, pay any debts, and distribute the property as set out in the deceased’s Will.
What is a beneficiary?
A beneficiary of a Will is a person that you name in your Will, as someone who you want to receive items or assets from your estate after you die.
Who can witness my will?
A witness must be over the age of 18, must NOT be a beneficiary in your Will, a spouse, child or parent of a beneficiary.
Is this legally binding?
Once you have executed (signed and witnessed) your document it becomes valid (legally binding).
Can my executor also be my beneficiary?
Yes, your executor can be a beneficiary under your Will or an independent person. Usually, your executor will be someone close to you such as your spouse or child.
What do I do with my will after it has been signed?
Keep your Will in a safe place where it can be found. Tell your family members where they can find the original Will. You may wish to give copies to family members.
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