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Who can make a will

You can make a will if you are 18 years of age or older, legally capable and able to give your informed consent.

You may but aren’t obliged to seek help or advice from a legal advisor when making your will.

Person under 18 years of age or under tutorship

Persons under 18 years of age may bequeath property of low value.

The court may determine the validity of a will made by a person under tutorship. A person’s capacity to specify his or her last wishes is evaluated at the time the will is made. The person must not be under pressure, constraint or threat. The fact that a person needs assistance from an advisor does not prevent that person from making a will.

Last update: December 5, 2022

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