For a will to be valid, you must satisfy one of the following sets of requirements:
- be at least 18 years of age and have sufficient legal capacity (see below)
- be less than 18 years of age and be married.
If you are less than 18 years of age, or you are not legally capable, you can still make a will, but it must be processed through the Supreme Court.
What is legal capacity?
To have sufficient legal capacity, you must have the mental capacity to
- understand the nature and meaning of legal documents
- understand what a will is and what it does
- understand what property you own, and to whom you will distribute it .
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