For a will to be valid, the person making the will must sign that will in front of two witnesses. Those witnesses cannot be a beneficiary under the will. Issues are caused if a will is not validly executed.
GLR Law always recommends that clients have a lawyer draft their will. The reason that GLR Law does not recommend will kits is that:
1. The law relating to wills and estates is complex, with terms like "testator" and "executor" having specific legal meanings;
2. failure to leave certain people provision from your estate in your will (people you ought to have considered and provided for in your will) could mean they have a right to bring a family provision claim against your estate for better provision from your estate;
3. If children (i.e under the age of 18) or testamentary trusts are involved, a lawyer is required as these are complex areas of law and require expert guidance.
So in summary GLR Law recommends that a lawyer is engaged to draft a will.