Can I draft a will myself?


Theoretically, a will can be drafted by anyone. It is though, important to get both the contents and the execution of the will correct. Otherwise your intentions may not come to fruition.

If your will does not dispose of all your property, you will die partially intestate. The intestacy provisions will apply to the assets you have not included in your will (please see Why do I need a will?).

A poorly drafted will may mean that gifts may fail: it may not be possible to identify a beneficiary, or a gift.

A solicitor should also be able to give you advice on estate planning and the tax implications of making particular gifts in your will and to whom.

Wills can be challenged. If your will is poorly drafted there is a greater likelihood of it being challenged.


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