Who Should Write a Will?

Sandra was living the soft life.

She had a monthly income of N1.4 million and two landed properties in Ikate and Mowe.

Also, she had a parental inheritance of approximately N7 million.

“You need to write your will”, Brady, the officer that offered her financial advisory said.

“A will? But what do I need a will for, I’m not dying! In fact, I’m living my best life right now!”

“Well, that doesn’t matter, it is customary advice we give clients.”

Sandra left Brady’s office without a commitment to taking his advice- she could not see any reason to.

She was a single mother of one and the first of three full siblings and two half siblings.

If anything happened to her, there could not possibly be any drama since she was covered by The Trusted Risk Managers, she thought

Or could there be?

A will is a legal document that expresses the wishes of how a person wants their assets distributed and or managed after their demise.

Even though people write wills as they get older, (many people take it seriously when they clock 40), owners of assets or property aged 18 and above can write one.

There are benefits when you write a will, we list three below.

Firstly, and most importantly, it makes one’s wishes for their estate after they are gone clear.

Secondly, it protects those closest to one from legal exploitation which may apply in the absence of a will.

Thirdly, when you write a will, you facilitate a seamless transition of estate administration.

A will must be written and signed voluntarily by someone aged 18 or more who is in a healthy state of mind, in the presence of at least two witnesses to make it valid.

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