How to make a will

The idea of making a will may not be too comfortable, but when the time comes it is the best way to leave everything neat as we wish, as well as a way to facilitate the procedures for our loved ones. Although it is a process without too many complications and cheap, it is always advisable to know how to make a will and what steps to follow.

What is a testament and what are its requirements

The testament is the legal and legal form by which we express our personal desire of how our assets, rights and obligations have to be distributed at the moment of our death. In it we can determine who or who we want to delegate our belongings, whether our spouse, children, other relatives or people to whom we are very close. Non-patrimonial declarations can also be made, such as the recognition of some circumstance, for example, of a child.

It is necessary to fulfill some requirements to make the will:

  • It is completely personal and formal.
  • It can be modified throughout the life of the person, it is not definitive until the moment of death.
  • We must be over 14 years old to do it, as well as be in full possession of our mental faculties at the time of doing so.

Types of testament

It should also be noted that there are different types of testament:

  • Open notarial will: We are going to the notary certifying our identity. In it, we explain to the notary our willingness to share our assets. With the information that the notary receives, he will elaborate a document according to the legal conditions of a will. The person who performs it must show his agreement with said will or modify it if something is not as he wishes. It is the most common.
  • Closed notarial will: The testament is prepared by the testator himself, in such a way that after being identified, the notary makes a record of his delivery and the signature, but does not know the content of it.
  • Testament Holograph: Must be written by the hand of the testator, signed by the same, and must also include the exact date on which it was written. It must be written with a pen and without erasures, and must be presented to the Judge within a period of 5 years prior to death.