Making a Will
A Will is a legal document setting out directions on how the property of the person making the Will shall be divided/distributed upon his/her death.
The simple advice we would give is that everyone should make a Will. Wills are not just for wealthy people or the elderly.
If you die without having made a Will, your property will be divided in accordance with the rules as set out in the Succession Act, 1965. The rules must be applied strictly regardless of the needs or financial circumstances of your next of kin.
It is important that you make a Will so that your wishes are carried out when you die. Your Will also allows you set out the way you wish your belongings to be distributed
If you are a parent with young children or if you have long term dependents your Will provides an opportunity for you to appoint a Guardian to take care of them after your death.
This ensures that custody of your children is granted to the individuals you want to care for them.
Making a Will can give you peace of mind in knowing that your affairs are in order.
It is important to remember that your Will can be changed at any time without very much effort. Your Will only takes effect on your death. Your property remains yours to do what you wish with it during your lifetime.
A marriage will cancel any Will previously made whereas a divorce will not. You should review your Will in both situations.
If you wish to make a Will, amend or update an existing Will or if you would simply like to know more about our Wills service, please contact us.