Invalid Wills

At a recent Wills session for the Salvation Army we were asked on a couple of occasions whether changing address invalidates a Will.

It does not.

Wills are actually drawn so that they last a long time. There are only three main things that may invalidate a (non-fraudulent) Will – marriage (with some exceptions), the willmaker not having the capacity to make the Will (dementia, etc) and improper signing.

Proper signing of a Will is particularly important. There are a precise set of rules about how a Will should be signed and witnessed. Play safe, see a solicitor. A Will is a very important document.

© Peter Gauld LL.B.

Peter J. R. Gauld LL.B

Gauld & Co. Elder Law Solicitors

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