My lawyer has not signed my Will and is now dead. Does that invalidate my Will? I am really worried, as I do not want to leave an invalid Will. Please guide me?
2 January 2012
First and foremost, there is no requirement that your Will must be signed by your lawyer. Hence, it does not matter whether he is dead or alive. You need not panic.
Secondly, your Will can be changed at any time. This means that, even though your lawyer is no longer with us, you can still go ahead and change your Will. A Will is an evolving instrument and changeable document, and must be reviewed yearly or every two years. If you are still worried, we suggest you draft a new Will and get two witnesses to sign it in your presence.