Who can witness a will?
Witnessing a will
Witnessing the last will and testament is an essential step in making your will legal. If your will is not correctly witnessed, it is not valid. If you choose invalid witnesses (see below), they will not be able to inherit from your estate.
Your will must be signed by two witnesses, in your presence, at the same time as you sign the will
A witness or the married/civil partner of a witness cannot benefit from the will
A blind person cannot be a witness
Witnesses must be over 18 years of age
A witness must be “of sound mind” and capable of understanding the nature and effect of what they are doing in witnessing your will
If a witness is a beneficiary (or the married/civil partner of a beneficiary), the will is still valid but the witness/beneficiary will not be able to inherit from the will.
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