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Have you got your “Will” sorted?

October 2nd, 2012 -

 

September was officially Wills month and so this is a timely reminder to ensure that your wishes are documented and your assets are protected, should something happen to you.  This is particularly important if you have children and/or family and friends that you wish to leave things to.  There are several legal requirements which must be complied, to ensure that your Will is valid.  The main factors to be aware of are;

 

(a)    There must be a degree of “finality” about the document;

(b)   It must be in writing;

(c)    It must be signed by you and properly witnessed by at least two people

If you fail to comply with these requirements, it could be that your Will is deemed invalid.

Wills are a legal reflection of your final wishes, without which all sorts of problems can arise, particularly if you own property and other assets.  To ensure your Will is current and in the proper form, or to make a Will for the first time, you can contact us on kmaclean@farry.co.nz  or (03) 477 8870, and we can take the hassle out of the process for you.

26th September 2012

K Maclean, Solicitor, Farry and Co. Law Dunedin

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