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What is a Will and Who Makes a Will

 A Will is a written document that sets out what you want to happen to your property (your ‘estate’) after you die. It gives instructions for the person or organisation distributing your property about how this is to happen. 

Who can make a Will? 

A Will can be made by anyone aged over 18, as long as they have the mental capacity to understand what they are doing. 

A person under 18 can only make a Will if they: 

  • are married 
  • get a court order to authorise making a Will.