Depending on your religion, there are different rules about how your assets and property will be distributed after your death. However, if you make a will, your assets and property will be distributed among the people you choose.

Making a Will

Last updated on Jun 7, 2022

You can make a will at any point during your lifetime if you are a

  • Person of sound mind, and
  • Over the age of 18.

The person making the will should be aware of what they are doing.

Illustratively, a person with mental disabilities can also make a will when they are aware of what they are doing. If a person is under the influence of alcohol and does not know what they are doing, then they cannot make a will.

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