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Care is needed when preparing these documents. In certain cases the language can be deemed to be a specific instruction rather than an expression of wish, and as such an extension of the testator’s Will. In these circumstances the outcome can be an expensive court case to resolve the issue.
The second danger is that the ‘expression of wishes’ is just that! It sets out to whoever the document is addressed to the testator’s wishes. The executor, Guardian, Trustee, or to whoever the letter is addressed can, if they so wish, completely ignore it.
Where you fear the letter may be disregarded you should include your directions (if possible and appropriate) within your Will.
A Will does not have to be signed on every page. It must be signed once by the testator, preferably at its end.