Imagine your Will is a cake. It needs all of the essential ingredients like milk, flour and butter for it to rise and actually take form. Without the essential ingredients, your cake will not rise and be a valid cake.
If you do not have all the essential ingredients for a Will, your Will may not be approved by the law and you will have your children and loved ones squabbling over pieces of the cake.
1. You must be at least 18 years of age.
2. You must have the mental capacity to understand your will. This makes it a bit harder for those with mental health issues to make a will, however it is still possible to do so.
3. The will must be in writing. A verbal will is not permitted.
4. The will must be signed by the person who the will is for.
5. Your signature must be witnessed by two other people, who must sign and swear that they saw the person making the will sign for it.