Does a legal worker have to sign a will to make it officially legal?

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Jen0804

Jen0804

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Is it necessary to get your will signed or notarised? If I were to sign it myself with my printed full name and signature would it be recognised?. I don't have money to leave behind nor anything of value but I would like some simple instructions to be listened to, for the belongings that I do have albeit not very much

Anybody know?
Thank you
 
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Throwmyselfaway

Throwmyselfaway

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I think so just to be official. There is an app out there that you can do it online. You have to video chat with a person but it’s worth it
 
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new life

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Whats the app called as I might try to use that aswell for my will. I have specific requirments with regrads to my funeral, i want a green burial.
 
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autumnal

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Hi

I'm in England

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See some good relevant info on making a will here:

In the UK it is extremely unlikely an unsigned/unwitnessed will would be regarded as valid. See here:

So you definitely need to get it signed and witnessed in order to be safe. Note that it doesn't need to be prepared by a solicitor, you can do so yourself using inexpensive will kits. However, for anything other than a really simple will, it is best to use a solicitor if you can afford it.
 
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Marktheghost

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Anyone can witness the signature. I think the only restriction is that they have to be at least 18.
 
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new life

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As i do not want my family to find out about my ctb or try to stop me, would anybody on here be willing to be my witnesses. I can drive to you if needed i live in the UK.
 
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Hollow Point

Hollow Point

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I think you will be fine if you are not leaving behind money or valuable or estate. If they are just instructions of what to do with your things, I dont think its needs to be an official legal document for them to follow it.

I think you should only worry about that if you think they would not follow any instructions you would leave behind
 
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new life

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I would be leaving behind some money, not a huge amount though i am not rich. Just to help with funeral etc. I also dont think they would follow instructions so i would really like two witnesses. Again I live in the UK and can drive, I am planning on leaving in Augast so I would like to get this part sorted ASAP.
 
autumnal

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As i do not want my family to find out about my ctb or try to stop me, would anybody on here be willing to be my witnesses. I can drive to you if needed i live in the UK.
You're probably better off not risking your privacy and anonymity by meeting someone from the forum.

You could inquire around whether there are any community organisations, churches etc. where two staff can witness the signature instead. Or get it witnessed by two staff at a legal firm, they may be able to do so at a very reduced rate or even free if you are in hardship.