It cannot be expected that you should know everything when it comes to writing a will. But it is essential that you are aware of these common mistakes so you wouldn’t make them yourself.
If you are planning to write a will in the future, you can take a read of the list below. We are one of the firms that take care will in Dubai and we are sharing with you this information that can guide you in what mistakes you should avoid as you write your will.Visit this page for more information that are available for you.
What is a Will and Testament?
Simply, a last will and testament is a document that contains the wishes of a person when their untimely death comes.
What are the Common Mistakes in Writing a Will?
- Not Being Aware of the Country’s Law
Laws regarding will and testament differ from one country to another. Actually, even in a country, laws of will and testament even differ from state to state. With this, you need to be aware of the laws of your land as to avoid going against it.
You can seek will drafting services wherein a lawyer can explain it to you in brief if you are not keen in reading provisions of your country’s or state’s law or you simply do not have the time to do so.
- Forgetting to Revise the Will
As long as you’re alive, your will does not end with what you have written now. When you get married or divorced, things will definitely change as to fulfill what you want to happen in case of your death. When you and your spouse decide to have children, you can add them in your will.
- Not Writing it as Early as You Can
It may not be a pleasant thing to even think about but it is a practical thing to do. Without a will in place, the decision of where your assets are going can be on the hands of the government or some other legal entities, which differ on which country you’re in.
- Not Appointing a Proper Executor
An executor is the person who will carry out your will when your untimely death comes. The executor must be available at once. They should be preferably in the country. As they will be the one to ensure that clauses in your will are followed, they should be mentally capable of doing this job.
- Forgetting the Beneficiaries
Aside from listing down their names and what they’ll be getting, you need to be sure who your beneficiaries will be.Also, if you are excluding anyone closely related to you, you need to give a reason as to avoid any complaints being raised by people. They can challenge that certain clause in your will and that can lead to lengthy process.
In our years of handling will in Dubai, we have encountered these kinds of mistakes. However, it is not too late to change your will and ensure that everything is in order. Also, it is advisable that in writing a will, will drafting services are sought as to be positive when it comes to legal matters.