• Sally Herdman

Danger of DIY Wills


Experts have warned that making your own ‘DIY’ Will can be really risky as they may be deemed invalid after your death if not done properly.

When people write Wills themselves, individuals may not understand the intricacies of legal clauses and if the wording is in any way ambiguous, it may lead to legal challenges and disputes after you’re gone.

Sandro Forte, CEO at Forte Financial, said:

"A DIY will is exposed to being declared invalid if the terms of the Will are ambiguous. This will mean it fails to effectively dispose of your assets in the correct manner. By contrast, clauses in professionally drafted wills have stood the test of time and overcome legally scrutiny for centuries. Legal documents still use a fairly ‘old-fashioned’ language and this is largely because the implication of a single incorrect word can often affect what your will intends.” [Source:https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/1472841/frisk-danger-warning-diy-wills]

The demand for Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney has never been greater. Using a professional Will writer to prepare your estate planning ensures that your Will is valid, as well as having the correct planning in place for your individual circumstances.

Even if you already have a Will in place, when was the last time you even looked at your Will? Does your Will reflect your current circumstances? Has anything changed? Ultimately, will your Will really do what you want it to do?

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