What are the requirements for a will to be valid?

March 25,2019

What are the requirements for a will to be valid?

Answer

For a Will to be valid in South Africa it has to adhere to the requirements as set out in the Wills Act 7 of 1953. These requirements include that:

  • A person must be over the age of 16 years.
  • The Will must be in writing.
  • The Will must be signed by the Testator/Testatrix, on each page and at the end.
  • The signing of the Will should be witnessed by two competent , who sign on each page and at the end of the Will

There are, however, many options that are specific to your Estate that may be overlooked or legalities that are not taken into consideration if you do not have your Will reviewed by a testamentary specialist. These oversights may result in your Will being regarded as invalid which could lead to a costly legal exercise to rectify.

At Capital Legacy we draft your Will at no cost to you, ensure your Will meets all the legal requirements to be deemed valid and keep it in safe custody.

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    I find that they are a caring company! They really go out of their way to give great service, like sending their consultants across the country to see clients to do their Wills. More important is when our client passed they appoint a caring case manager and will AGAIN go and see the families / beneficiaries to assist with explaining the process, completing forms and gathering info.

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