Wills

One of the most important legal documents that any of us can have is a Will. Yet it is also the thing most people fail to complete.

Why do you need a Will?

If you die without a will, the financial and emotional costs to those you leave behind are huge. First, they’ll have no clear idea what your wishes were. Second, they’ll have to rely on the courts to obtain anything from your estate.

How can we help
We can help you draft a Will that reflects your wishes.

Costs
For a simple will expect to pay around $330 incl GST and Disbursements.

Legal Resources:

Inheritance Laws
Inheritance law, or (who gets what when you die), has changed dramatically in recent times. The most significant change has been the introduction of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“PRA”) which came into force on 1 February 2002. The PRA amends the law regarding property division between couples. Read more to see how you may be affected!

The importance of a simple Will.
You should review your will when major events happen in your life. For example, the birth of children, the death of close relatives or other major changes in circumstances such as buying a new home, or transferring property to a trust etc.

What is a Bequest?
A Bequest can help your favourite charity. Charities and not-for profit organisations can benefit enormously from bequests – a gift in your will can make a real difference to the work that they perform in your community.

Why do you need a Will and a Power of Attorney?
What if you become mentally incapable and can’t look after yourself or make decisions about your own affairs? Who can make decisions about your welfare, deal with your property, operate your bank accounts or pay your bills?