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Legality of a Will

How legally binding is a Will?
For a will to be legally binding it must be a valid will. For more information about what constitutes a legally binding will read our article called “requirements for a legally binding will”.
Requirements of a legally binding Will
For a will to be legally binding a number of requirements must be met. The requirements are complex and legal advice should always be sought before making a will. The reason for this is that if the requirements are not met the will is likely to be rendered invalid, which could result in the deceased’s assets being distributed other than in accordance with his or her wishes.
Contesting a Will
A will can be contested if the will is invalid or if a person has not been adequately provided for in the will. For a will to be valid a number of requirements must be met.
International Wills
In 1973 the UK, together with a number of other nations, signed up to the “Convention providing a Uniform Law on the Form of an International Will” (also known as the “Convention of International Wills” or the “Washington Convention”). The purpose of the convention was to harmonise the laws of the countries who were party to the convention in relation to the format of international wills.

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If you are a couple and wish to leave all your assets to each other then you could save money by making  Mirror Wills. You can also use Mirror Wills if you whish to leave your estate to the same beneficiaries. 
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