6. Finalising the will
You’ll be sent a court order confirming that your application has been accepted with a letter telling you what to do next.
Sign the will
You must sign 2 copies of the will. Both copies should be signed in your name and in the name of the person the will has been made for. You must also get 2 witnesses (aged 18 or over) to sign them.
The witnesses must:
- be with you when you sign the will
- sign the will straight after you
Send the 2 signed copies of the statutory will to the Court of Protection.
The 2 copies will be given the court’s official seal and sent back to you.
Court of Protection
PO Box 70185
First Avenue House
42-49 High Holborn
When the person dies
The statutory will can be handled (‘executed’) in the normal way, as if the person had made the will themselves.