How safe are DIY Wills?

26/06/19

Homemade Wills and non-professionally drawn Wills are often unclear and legally uncertain, the consequences of which can be expensive to sort out and put right.

There are strict rules governing how a Will must be signed and witnessed in order for it to be legally valid. Without proper legal knowledge and training, it is easy to fall foul of these criteria making the Will worthless. The best way to ensure that your last wishes are clear is to instruct a legal professional.

If things have gone wrong and there may be a case for professional negligence against negligent professional advisers for poorly drafted wills or trusts, negligent probate advice or negligent tax advice amongst other things.

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