The Will has the following structure:
Once you have printed the will/s, they need signing
In order to make the Will a legal document, you should first print it and read it thoroughly. Make sure that it accurately reflects your wishes and that you understand everything that is contained in the document. Once you are happy that it reflects your wishes, you must sign your Will in the presence of two independent witnesses, and the two witnesses must also sign the Will, in the presence of the “testator” (yourself) and in the presence of each other. A witness cannot be a beneficiary of the Will, a member of your family or married to a member of your family, they cannot be the spouse or civil partner of a beneficiary (at the time of signing), they should not be a minor, and, like the “testator” (you), they must be of sound mind.
For the signing procedure, gather the witnesses together in a room. You should make a formal statement that you have gathered them to witness the signing of your Will. They do not have to read the Will or know its contents. They are only required to witness your signature.
After the Will is signed you must keep the original and all copies in a safe place, and let your Executor/s know where the original is stored.
We can store your Will safely and securely here within our vault. Most banks will charge £40 annually for this service. Here at David Nicholls Associates, we charge £15 per annum.