1. Writing: It may be handwriting (holograph), typed, printed or even a combination of any of these forms that is necessary. The language used in writing does not matter.
2. Signature of the testator: This is usually the mark or means of identification of the testator which is usually recognizable by all who knew it when he was alive. It may be an initial, across or even full name which a person uses in signing a document and letter known to all. The signature should be complete. It is a known fact that it is not everyone that knows how to sign signatures, such persons as the illiterates or blind person. In this case a jurat should be inserted indicating that the content of the Will were first read and interpreted to them before they made their marks.
Note: This topic is very technical in nature and it is only the experts in the field, that is Lawyers that can handle them perfectly and confidentially for you, so consult any Lawyer around you immediately or you may wish to call me via 08075763840 for any further advice or/and assistance.
3. Attesting the will: This must be done in a formal manner as the experts, the Lawyers, will guide you. If you do it wrongly it nullifies your interactions.
Note: A solicitor (Lawyer) owes you a duty to explain the proceeding rules to make your Will perfect.
ALTERATIONS OF WILL
Generally, any alteration made on a will after execution is not valid. If there is need to effect any alteration, it is expected the testator and the witnesses must execute the altered portion of that Will the same way it was previously made to make it valid. However, in most cases executing and attesting to the alterations made are usually at the margins of the Will close to the altered part or memorandum signing the alteration or better still by making a codicil.
Questions most of my callers usually ask me include “Whether they can revoke or annul the contents of a will after it has been made?” The simple answer is YES. A will is revocable during the lifetime of the testator and it does not matter if the will declares itself to be irrevocable.
This revocation idea most often happens if the beneficiary in the will turns out to be a disappointment and the testator regrets his initial assumption about the person. There are four ways of revoking wills. They are:
2. Codicil: This is a later Will.
3. Writing with a declaration of intention can as well revoke a Will.
4. Destruction by means of burning, tearing with the intention to revoke.
Note: All these processes in the filling of a Will at probate is the work of experts on the field (Lawyers) to forestall contest after death. If you are still not clear or have any question regarding these or more, please call or E-mail me or consult any Lawyer around you.
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