A surprising number of Australians don’t have a Will in place, despite warnings about the mess that can be caused where there isn’t a Will.
If you have family and assets, a Will is important and you should make a Will.
Many people think that they don’t need to make a Will until they are elderly but the reality is that anyone with children needs to make provisions for their children. Questions that you should think about:
- Are you married or in a de facto relationship?
- Do you have children under 18? Do you have children from previous relationships?
- How do you want your assets divided among family and friends?
- Is your property owned in the most beneficial way for distribution?
Once you make a Will, most experts suggest that your Will should be reviewed every three to five years or as financial and family circumstances change, such as when there is a separation or divorce, remarriage or the birth of a child.
there isn’t a Will – who decides what happens to your estate?
If you die Intestate, ie where there isn’t a Will, the Government will determine how your estate will be distributed which might not be what you wanted. Some people, who you might prefer not to, could benefit from your estate rather than family members or beneficiaries who you would choose.
Where there isn’t a Will, decisions still need to be made for provisions for children, how to divide assets, and so on. The law regarding what happens where there isn’t a Will can be the cause of major disputes and legal expense to your estate.
for peace of mind – make a Will
For peace of mind, make a Will with experienced professionals. Homevisitwills lawyers specialise in Wills and Estate Planning. We can prepare your Will, and Enduring Powers of Attorney and Guardianship. Our representatives come to your home or workplace to gather your information, and our specialist lawyers take your instructions and prepare your Will. We offer fixed price Wills packages, so there are no surprises – no hidden fees or extra hourly charges. Make a Will to protect your family and assets, and provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones.
If making a Will is something you have been”meaning to get round to” take ACTION today!
Fill in the enquiry form, and one of our friendly consultants will arrange a free home visit to start to make a Will. Or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone us on 1300 870 900.