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Witnessing a Will Leicester
Why Do You Need A Witness?
It is a requirement by the law that during the signing of the will, two witnesses must be present.
The witnesses observe your mental capability to make a will and that you intended to sign it.
What Will The Witness Observe?
Why Is A Will Leicester So Important?
You may opt to have more than the required number of witnesses (2) present during the signing in case you think either witness will fail to survive you.
If you are blind, illiterate, incapacitated or too unwell to sign the will, the law allows for the will to be signed on your behalf, as long as you are in the room and you give directions during the signing.
Witness qualifications Leicester
- All the three of you must be present (you and the two witnesses) at the same time.
- You sign the will first followed by each of the two witnesses.
- The witnesses sign their usual signatures followed by their names, occupation, and addresses.
- Nobody leaves the room before the signing process is completed.
- The signing should be done without pressure from any party.
The self-proving affidavit can persuade a probate court not to require the witness to take the stand at a probate hearing after the testator’s death.
Lack of a self-proving affidavit, however, does not make a will invalid.