“There is one thing to keep in mind about a will – when it comes into force, the author of the will is not going to be available to answer any questions or clarify any doubts. That is why it is essential that a legal will document must be completely clear and understandable by all those involved. And it often happens that some beneficiaries are less pleased than others at the contents of the will – occasionally to the extent of contesting it in court.
Even if it does not come to this, a good legal will document should explain the reasons why the estate has been disposed of in the way it has, so that there can be no dispute about the testator’s intensions and desires. Another essential component of a good legal will document is that its authenticity and validity should not be open to question. A proper legal will document must meet various specific requirements.