Last Will and Testament


Commonly referred to as a Will, the Last Will and Testament is a legal declaration where the testator names the heirs to the estate after his/her death. These heirs can be natural persons such as family members or friends, companies, non-profit organisations or even animals. The purpose of the Will is to declare how the testators' moveable and immovable assets are to be distributed after his/her death. Part of the process involves nominating an Executor, the person who will have the legal responsibility to execute the wishes of the testator.


Many people are of the opinion that writing a couple of lines on a piece of paper and having two witnesses sign it is enough to have a legally binding Will.  Although it could be true, there are a number of things that could invalidate a will. It is therefore essential that your will has been properly drafted to ensure that all your wishes are correctly executed once you have passed on. Not only that, but taking the time to carefully plan a Will could end up saving the beneficiaries a fortune in taxes.

At RFJ Yeowart Attorneys we have year's experience in dealing with Wills and Deceased Estates. We can offer you the best advice on what to include and exclude from your Will as well as provide expert advice on how to structure your estate so that your beneficiaries are able to receive their maximum portion after tax and to ensure that your Estate is administered as efficiently as possible after your demise.


We recommend that you make an appointment to come and see us where we can discuss your unique circumstances and see how draft the right Last Will and Testament for you.