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  • #7797

    CHIJANN
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    This is very short but a very powerful word.
    A will is a feeling/decision of a person concerning how he/she wants his belongings to be shared. It can be written. It can be said orally. Many feel that if they write their will, that means they will soon die. No, it is not like that. Making your will clear reduces friction in your household. It reduces fighting and killings which might result from the struggling for hour assets and goodwill.

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  • #7801

    Samson
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    Only if one is too religious would he/she think drafting their will before death means they would die soon.

    Come to think of it sef.
    When exactly do they want to write it? After death?

    Some people will not be lucky enough to know their time of death or get few extra minutes to roundup their decisions on their dying bed.

    Once you’ve gotten even just one property, make a will of how it should be shared or used if possible rather than leave and allow your indecision to create unnecessary dispute.

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  • #7808

    Femi Onileagbon
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    If anyone truly loves his family, he must write a will whether he is rich or not. This is especially true in the case of a man being a part of nuclear and extended families. A man’s will must seek to protect his wife and children while also taking care to give something to the extended family (this is not compulsory but helps to nullify friction).

    Having said this, let me ask why making a will is usually talked about in reference to men. Don’t women too make wills? Wwhen a woman makes a will, who should she name as inheritor(s)?

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  • #7825

    whytemichael
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    will is the only control a dead person have over the living.
    come to think of it, when a will is revealed after the deceased is buried, the will is saying, you have this, you have this, you cannot have all of this, you will have to share it will this person.
    stepping away from this statements, you will realize that he is commanding them even when he is dead.

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  • #7827

    whytemichael
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    I just thought of something, why should will only be revealed when the one who made it dies?

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  • #7829

    whytemichael
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    @femi good question

    i think that the main inheritors of a will is the next generation after them because soon the ones in his generation like his wife will also move to the other life and so everything is given to the children. will is not only for men to make and if a woman should make her will, the husband will be optional but for the husband, it is not because the will is also the last way of someone caring for people and it is a major responsibility of the husband to care for the wife and children.

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  • #7831

    whytemichael
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    is will only meant for the family of the one making the will?

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  • #7837

    Aezolase
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    No, as a person, you owe to yourself whoever you wanna write your will to. However, it should be confidential and make sure you have a trusted lawyer.

    Some lawyers may reconcile with some member of your family and turn the will to their favor. Be careful of that

    I know you just can’t trust a mortal being, but believe me when  I say some people are loyal

    A will is a description of your belongings you are offering to members of the family, friends or as charity. A will could be after your demise or even when alive.

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  • #7838

    Aezolase
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    @Femi, a woman can write a will, and this can be addressed to whoever she has a rapport with. It could be her children, brothers and sisters, husband, friends, charity or whoever she feels should benefit from what she has earned

     

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  • #7839

    Samson
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    Wills are better implemented when the, pardon my derivative “Willer” is dead so as to allow smooth transition of power.
    I shouldn’t be alive when my will is being read else those people that feels I favoured them less will start pestering me with apologies or threat and the entire document can be compromised but once I’m dead, come and cry on my grave na.

    As for beneficiaries, properties can be willed to anybody you like but discretion is advised as to reduce the tension afterwards.
    Make everything go round, might not be exactly equal but atleast everyone has something.
    Outsiders can benefit too.
    Its your property, will it to anyone…with wisdom though.

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  • #7844

    mayjovey
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    @chijann again this mentality of one thinking they will die if they write their WILL is laughable.

    Fear is a bad thing.

    @whytemichael it is not a law that the Will must be read after the person dies…
    There are few cases where the person actually reveals what’s in the Will for clarification sakes.

    @All, A Will only becomes a Will when a Licensed Lawyer is involved, at least that’s the right thing to do to avoid chaos and throwing of Tantrums.

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  • #7890

    Janefrances
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    Will as a word simply means wish or decision.

    Will is a legal document containing how a person wants his belongings inherited after death. It helps to save the deceased’s loved ones a lot of stress and quarell and protects the weaker relatives from the greed of stronger ones.

    But more than the legal will of belongings,  will is the decsion making ability of a person. It helps us have convictions, stand firm on ideas and belifs and work tirelessly towards a goal.

    The will makes a person strong or weak, successful or unsucessful. Making good choices and standing by them is a functuion of the will. A person who can stand by decisions is strong willed a person who can easily be influenced to changecdecisions, is weak willed/gullible.

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