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Who Can Make a Will?

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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