What should I include in my will?


A will should include the following:

1. Revocation clause;
2. Executors and trustees: these are the people who will administer the testator’s estate;
3. Guardians: if you have any children under 18, it is important to include a guardianship clause and choose you would like to look after your children on your death;
4. Directions for burial: you might like to include a wish that you want to be buried or cremated;
5. Beneficiaries: these are the people who will inherit your estate. You can leave your entire estate to one person, a number of people, or make specific gifts;
6. Attestation clause: this is where the will is executed and witnessed.

Your will can be as simple or as complicated as you like. The above is only for the most basic of wills. There are many other inclusions which can prove very useful.


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