Birmingham Lake

"Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it"

-Benjamin Franklin

Traveling in the Alps

"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants"


Traveling in Crete

"Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend"

- Laertius Diogenes

Morris Dancing Birmingham

"The glow of one warm thought is to be worth than money."

-Thomas Jefferson

Alan Moran Independent Financial Adviser Birmingham

"I don't care too much for money for money can't buy me love"

- The Beatles

Traveling in the Red Sea

"Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and it is the only riches we can take out this world with us."

-Louisa May Alcott, Little Men

cliffs of dover

"And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing."

-St. Paul

Finance in the Big City

"Not he who has much is rich but he who gives much"

-Erich Fromm

Birmingham UK Sunset

"Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans"

-John Lennon

Travels - A well lived life

"I pity that man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth shall starve in the process"

-Benjamin Harrison

Signing Your Will - The Attestation

Man signing will

Your Will becomes a legally valid and binding document as soon as it has been signed correctly.

Your Will becomes a legally valid and binding document as soon as it has been signed correctly. Your signature must be witnessed by two people who must be present with you as you sign. Your witnesses should be aged 18 or over and be UK citizens. Witnesses must not be beneficiaries or married to a beneficiary. Nobody who may benefit from your Will can be allowed to act as a witness. If this happens any legacy or benefit they may have received will be lost and become part of the remaining estate. The witnesses are only confirming that it is your signature - they do not need to read the Will and all other clauses can be covered up if required.
Witnesses should also be sure that you know what you are doing - they must be confident that you have read your Will and that you are sober and of sound mind. Witnesses are also confirming that the signature is your choice - there must be no question of any outside influence persuading you to sign. Signing with Testators who are blind or infirm requires special arrangements and additional instructions can be supplied in such cases.


Sample Signatures

As the Testator or Testatrix you must write in the date followed by your normal signature. The date can be written in the simple form shown. It is not necessary to include any further details about you because you have been identified by your address or occupation at the beginning of the Will.

Witnesses are only required to add their signatures. Although it is not strictly necessary, it is a  good idea for witnesses to identify themselves by adding their address or occupation. This is useful in the extremely rare circumstances when confirmation of the signing is required.

will signing example

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Readers should not rely on, or take any action or steps, based on anything written in this guide without first taking appropriate advice. Interface Financial Planning Ltd cannot be held responsible for any decisions based on the wording in this guide where such advice has not been sought or taken.