Hello!My father 70 years old suffered a ...

Asked by Frans on 16-01-2023 17:45:51
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng


My father (70 years old) suffered a severe stroke in 2021. His health has steadily declined over this last year and a half. I recently discovered that his will was not signed by him or by any witnesses, thus rendering it invalid. He now wishes to draft a will to leave his house to me (which was not in his original will). However, his mobility has greatly decreased since his stroke, and cannot travel great distances; furthermore, given his hemiplegia, he cannot write or type comfortably or clearly. As such, I was wondering if I may draft a will on his behalf as per his wishes. Would this be a conflict of interest when one considers that I am a beneficiary of said will? Would it be a valid will?

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