Good family lawyers are the best people to deal with when making a Will. They’ll ensure it is all done in a way that is legal and they can also keep the Will in a safe place for you. However, a Will can still be valid when it is drawn up by you alone, so long as it is signed, dated and signed by at least two witnesses. That said, there are some things that cannot be included in a Will and others that can be, but you may not even think about them.
Two things that cannot be include in a Will
- Life insurance payout. You will have to name a beneficiary when you take out the insurance and this will supersede any Will.
- This too, has to have a beneficiary named on it, so it is not included in a Will.
A Will is not always about cash and property. Other things that can be included in a Will
- Organ transplants and disposal of your body
- Executor’s payment
- Who should occupy your home – if it’s not to be sold
- Gifts to charities
- You can release a debt that is owed to you
- You can also appoint a guardian for a minor, but this may not be done according to your Will.