Brighton is one of the most unique and colorful suburbs in Melbourne. Though it is farther away from the city’s cultural and economic center than many other suburbs, it has one of the densest populations. Named after Brighton, in England, from which its first settlers hailed and with which it shares having a beach dotted with colorful bathing houses, this suburb boasts beautiful Victorian architecture and a number of grand houses, owned by some of the city’s wealthiest residents. This suburb focuses heavily on outdoor activities, with walking, cycling, and running trails up and down the beach. One of the bathing boxes can cost almost as much as buying a home.
In the summer, strolling along the beach, with the colorful bathing boxes in sight, and the ocean beyond them, it can be easy to forget that life eventually comes to an end. Many people actively push this idea away and refuse to even talk about death, for fear of bringing it on. The truth is, however, that avoiding preparing for this eventuality, no matter how far off it may be, is far more dangerous than talking about it. Many people in Brighton will die without a will this year, which could thrust their families into turmoil, which is doubly hard, considering they will have just lost a loved one.
When a person dies without a will, it is up to the court to decide what happens to that estate. In simple cases, the estate reverts back to the closest living relative. Any issues with that inheritance, however, can tie up the estate in an expensive and protracted legal battle that could seriously reduce the value of the estate and leave a family twisting in the wind for a long time. Additionally, this does not allow for anyone by the closest living relative to make a claim to the estate, leaving other relatives, loved ones, and important causes out in the cold.
Making a will in Brighton is the best way to prevent this from happening. Even if your estate is relatively small and simple, you should still have a will. Large and complex estates should definitely have wills. Many people put off the making of a will not because they don’t understand how important it is, but because it is inconvenient and time consuming—or, rather, it used to be. When you meet with one of our will experts, the process is very simple and convenient.
Our will experts discuss your assets and the nature of your estate to help you determine what you want your will to say. Drafting of the will comes next, and in a very short amount of time, you have a will that will make sure that your assets and loved ones are looked after in the event of your death. This is something that anyone who has any assets and anyone who has loved ones absolutely needs.