Although there are options for you to write your own Will using online or do-it-yourself kits there are risks if the document is not properly prepared. Some of the risks include:
- Multiple people writing Wills can result in questions about the validity of the Will, particularly if different handwriting or pens are included.
- Signing of the Will not meeting legal requirements.
- Overlooking important assets, or including assets which are not legally yours to include, which can threaten the validity of the entire Will.
- High costs to your loved ones associated with sorting out your estate because your Will was not clear.
- There’s usually no legal recourse on those who provide templates or assist with do-it-yourself Wills if something goes wrong.