HOW TO LEGALIZE YOUR LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT 

By: Aynaderka Odessa Vynn P. Sison

 

Screenshot_58It is in the nature of human beings to fulfil their wishes before death finally arrives. Have you ever become worried about the future? Or have you ever asked yourself what would happen to the properties that you have taken cared of for the past few years if you’re gone?

A last will and testament is a living testimony of your last wish. It is composed of what you would like to happen with your properties and other possessions. You can decide whether to have these properties be inherited or shall be given to one person or divided into a specific number of people. This is done in order to provide inheritance to the people whom you trust and care about.

However, without the knowledge of a legal counsel or a lawyer, do you know how to legalize your will and testament? This is one of the most common questions that we often have in mind.

Well, here are the things that you should consider to legalize your will and testament.

1. YOU MUST BE OF LEGAL AGE AND HAS A NORMAL STATE OF MENTAL HEALTH

This is a requirement to justify that you have a rational decision and thinking upon making the will and testament. You should be responsible enough to know and realize what is written on your last will. This should also blatantly show that you willingly made this will and not by force. What you have in this paper shall be clear and well understood.

2. YOU MUST HAVE AT LEAST 2 WITNESSES

 

The witnesses do not necessarily have to read the testament that you have made. Their presence is more than enough to justify that you, yourself have made the will.  They should also place their signature on your will and testament as a justification of them witnessing you in making the will and testament. It should be noted that they will know where to access the will and testament when the time comes.

3. PLACE THE DATE AND SIGNATURE

This is a very essential part in order to make a justification of when was this last will and testament been made. The signature signifies who were the witnesses present during this time. Your signature is one of the most important things that should be done. Since it is you who shall validate that what the terms and conditions on the will and testament has been willingly made.

But for some countries or states, there are some exceptions and legal mechanisms that should be done. Therefore, as a testator who expresses his last wish, you should seek from Harrisonburg attorneys that could be trusted and are recommended by your peers or family. It is best to process all the legal actions in due process to successfully have this last will and testament done without having any conflict in the future.

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