Anyone over 18 years of age can make a WILL, and everyone should have one.
People who make WILLs must have testamentary capacity i.e they must be of sound mind, memory and understanding at the time of making the WILL. A person is regarded as having the required capacity if they:
know what a WILL is
A WILL-maker must also know and approve of the contents of their WILL.
People who are old or sick
People with intellectual disability
There are no formal requirements about who can prepare the WILL. One can write by oneself. However, the WILL must be signed and witnessed formally by two witnesses of sound credit worthiness, otherwise it may be considered invalid.
It is important to remember that, if the WILL is incorrectly worded, no-one may know until it is too late and hence, it is advisable to get the will vetted through a professional to avoid litigations at time of distribution of amount and property to
“ You don’t have to be rich or old to make a WILL . Every adult should make a WILL.”