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How to write my own Will. 4 reasons why you shouldn't.

I often get asked "how to write my own will legally?" While it is possible to write your own will in the UK, it is generally not recommended for a number of reasons:

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Complexity: The laws surrounding wills can be complex, and it is easy to make mistakes or overlook important details when drafting a will on your own.

Validity: In order for a will to be legally valid in the UK, it must meet certain requirements, such as being in writing, signed by the testator (the person making the will), and witnessed by two independent witnesses. If these requirements are not met, the will may be deemed invalid.

Risk of challenges: If there are errors or ambiguities in your will, it may be challenged in court by your beneficiaries or other interested parties. This can be costly and time-consuming for your loved ones.

Professional advice: An experienced will writer can provide valuable advice on how to best structure your will to achieve your desired outcome and minimize the risk of challenges.

If you're absolutely desperate and reckless enough to do it yourself then I provide a free will writing guide that might make you think of things you will definitely have overlooked. You could probably watch enough YouTube tutorials on how to rewire your house but you wouldn't do that because you'll probably burn your house down. Writing your own Will could mean your house ends up in the hands of someone you didn't want.

Overall, it is generally safer and more advisable to seek the assistance of a professional when drafting a will, especially if you have significant assets or a complex family situation.

If you’re looking to write your will or lasting power of attorney book an appointment with Joshua Young. I am A Will Writer covering Farnborough, Basingstoke, Camberley, Aldershot and the surrounding areas.


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