If you want to draw up a last will and testament, you must turn to a notary who will notarise and thereby brings it into force as an official legal document.
A testator may write a last will and testament by him/herself and visit a notary to notarise this document, or draw up this document directly at a notary’s office. As an alternative, a notary may type text of a last will and testament according to the oral information provided by a testator. If a last will and testament is drawn up in such way, you must read the text aloud and sign it.
If there are any physical restrictions that prevent you from reading the text aloud by yourself, notarisation of such last will and testament takes place in the presence of two witnesses at least.
The following persons may not be witnesses
The following persons may not be witnesses: notary, persons in favour of whom the last will and testament is written, family members and close relatives of heirs by will and testament, persons who cannot neither read or sign a last will and testament.
A last will and testament is drawn up in written and signed by a testator personally; therefore, the presence of a testator is a must.
There is a type of a secret last will and testament. A testator submits a secret will and testament sealed in an envelope to a notary; and then this envelope is signed by a testator, signed and sealed by a notary. A notary puts this envelope in another envelope in the presence of a testator and seals it. When an inheritance case is opened, a notary sets a date for opening a last will and testament and then opens an envelope in the presence of heirs.
A testator has a right to withdraw a last will and testament in full or draw up a new one, which may cancel a previous one, partially or in full.
Prior to notarisation of a last will and testament, all details should be thought over; therefore, you must turn to a notary to obtain qualified and qualitative assistance.