There is no one answer about how to do your Will.
It all depends on your assets, your circumstances and who your beneficiaries will be. You need to make a will that makes your wishes clear, that avoids confusion and conflict amongst your loved ones, and that is legally valid and binding. Doing this will protect your family and friends from costly and stressful legal disputes.
Things you need to consider
Who will be your Executors?
Your Executors have the legal and administrative task of sorting out your assets and debts after you die and making sure that your wishes as outlined in the Will are upheld.
Who will be your beneficiaries and what effect will their inheritance have on their circumstances?
You can choose anyone as a beneficiary and distribute your assets in any way you like, however if you don’t provide for your family and dependents, your will could be contested.
How do you know a Will is valid?
To be valid, the person making the Will must be mentally competent, the Will must be correctly signed and witnessed, and show no evidence of tampering. If there is any doubt, or potential for dispute as to your mental competence, you should get a doctor’s confirmation of your capacity to make the Will and include it with your Will.
How often should I review my Will?
You should certainly review your Will after any major events, such as marriage, divorce, property purchase or sale, death of a beneficiary or if your assets change significantly. You should take a look at your Will every couple of years just to make sure that it is still the best instrument for you and for your family.