Who can be a Witnesses?

Many people ask about the witnesses to their Will – like – what do they do and who can they be.

When you have completed your Will you need to get it signed, dated and witnessed by two people who are not beneficiaries in your Will.

This process is known as ‘Attestation’. Once you have done this, your Will should be come legal.

The witnesses:

• must be over 18 years of age

• must not be married to, or related to any beneficiaries in your Will

• must not be blind (so they can see you sign your Will)

A next door neighbour is an example of someone that might make a suitable witness for your Will.