Using an online will service to draw up a will is quick, easy and inexpensive, but is not a substitute for consulting an attorney or financial planner who can ensure your will is properly drafted and executed. It is possible to write down what you wish to leave to whom after your death on the back of a serviette, but the devil is in the detail and little technicalities such as too much space between the end of the will and your signature can render a will invalid. Home-made wills are those that most often end up in court, which takes time and money, says James Faber, a lecturer in private law at the University of the Free State. But as for making use of online will services to draft your will, experts say although this is not first prize, it has a place. Faber says drafting a will online is better than having no will, which is one of the most important documents that you will ever draft. However, good legal advice on the drafting and proper execution of your stated wishes is advisab...

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