How To Ensure That My Will Is A Legally Valid Will In Malaysia
You might already know the importance of will-writing / estate planning in Malaysia but you might also have a question on, “How to ensure that my will is a legally valid will in Malaysia?”.
So how do you ensure that your will is a legally valid will in Malaysia in accordance to the Malaysia Wills Act 1959?
For a legally valid will in Malaysia, here are a few things that you need to fulfill to ensure that your will is legally valid and enforceable in the event you are not around anymore.
1) You need 2 witnesses to witness the signing or execution of your will
Your witnesses need not know the content of your will but you need to make sure that the 2 witnesses are above the age of 18 and attest that you are in sound mind to sign your own will.
2) You need to be at least the age of 18 (age 21 if you are in Sabah).
Under the Wills Act 1959, you need to be of at least the age of 18 (age 21 if you are in Sabah) to write your own will at the date of execution of your will. Otherwise your will shall not be valid.
3) Your will needs to be in writing
Strictly speaking, you can even write your own will on a tissue paper or even the wall as long as it is in writing. But it is not advisable to do so of course. Therefore it is better for you to draw up your own will with our online will–writing service and print your will instantly from your email. Rest assured, your will will be legally valid in compliance with the Malaysia Wills Act 1959.
4) You need to be in sound mind to write your will
This is obvious. One clearly needs to have a sane and sound mind to understand his or her disposition or what he or she intends to pass to his or her beneficiary. Therefore, it is advisable to write up your will today before the occurrence of any unfortunate event.