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Is joint-will same as the mutual will?

<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Is joint-will same as mutual will?</span>


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Mutual wills may also sometimes be referred to as 'joint wills', implying that there is single legal document covering all the testators involved. Despite what Wikipedia may tell you, there is no such thing as a 'joint will' if that is taken to mean a single document which covers both parties. Legally, a will is a completely separate document applying to an individual testator only. Mirror wills may also be similarly incorrectly called 'joint wills'. Mirror wills do achieve much the same effect intended for a mutual will where couples (usually a wife and husband or those in a civil partnership) make almost identical wills. In both mutual and mirror wills the contents and provisions of the wills is very similar and so they 'mirror' each other.

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