Family fight over Mwanawasa estate sparks debate on BBC

Late president Mwanawasa

As the family of  Zambia’s former President Levy Mwanawasa head for court in a row over his will, Africa Have Your Say asks whether wills can cause more problems than they solve?

A will is supposed to represent the final wishes of a deceased person, and yet the process can often lead to tensions over land, property and other possessions left behind.

So how effective are wills? How do you ensure your wishes are respected? Why are so many wills contested in court? How can family conflict be avoided?

What is your experience?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/africahaveyoursay/2010/11/are-wills-a-waste-of-time.shtml

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