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Wills & Estates
What is a Will and why do I need a one?
A Will is an important legal document that expresses your wishes on how your property will be distributed upon your passing. It is your decision to instruct who will be responsible for managing your assets and belongings.
Not having a Will can cause conflict and tension within your family as they will be left to make the decision of your possessions. The first step to making a Will is to gather information of your assets and debts. You must be 18 years or over to make a valid will.
Have you updated your Will?
Don't let your busy lifestyle prevent you making an important decision about planning your estate. If you pass away without having a valid Will your estate will be dealt by legislation and may not be what you would have intended.
If you already have a Will and your circumstances have changed (married, separated, executor has passed away or withdraw their duty) you need to update your Will immediately. It is never too early or too late - you just don't know what is around the corner, accidents happen unexpectedly.
The importance of estate planning
Having a planned estate ensures your assets are protected for the benefit of your family and loved ones. Assets being property, car, bank accounts, shares etc. You can also take control of other matters such as superannuation, joint tenancies or a family discretionary trust, life insurance of which do not form part of your estate so they too can be protected and passed to your beneficiaries.
We stress the importance of having a properly drawn Will. Take control of your estate and plan ahead so your assets are distributed accordingly to your wishes. Contact our expert Wills and estate lawyers to help you prepare your Will. We offer peace of mind, security and understanding.