Please contact us to get the link to the online Will questionnaire on 8278 1779. We need to assess if it is suitable for your circumstances.
Half of Australians don’t have a Will.
Ideally, you will keep your will up to date as your circumstances change – specifically, if you partner, marry, divorce or separate; have children or grandchildren; if your spouse or beneficiaries die; or if you have a significant change in financial circumstances.
We also find that people often do a will before going overseas, or at life milestones. It’s on everyone’s “to-do” list, but often put to one side.
Unfortunately, if you die intestate or your will is invalid, an administrator appointed by the court pays your bills and taxes from your assets, then distributes the remainder, based on a pre-determined formula, which may not be how you intended your assets to be distributed (ASIC – MoneySmart)
So, we make it very easy to get a professionally drafted Will, with only one visit to our office, to sign the finalised document with our lawyers.
We charge a reduced fixed fee for a Standard Will if your family and asset circumstances are uncomplicated. In uncomplicated circumstances we are primarily offering a professional service to draft your Wills.
For Standard Wills we offer you the option of giving us the majority of your instructions and details via our web-based questionnaire.
One of our lawyers will then call you to confirm any missing details and ensure that everything was clear. We then provide the draft to you by email ahead of you coming in to sign the final document.
Our usual turn around time for standard Wills is two weeks – although we can expedite this in the event of illness or emergency.
Please contact us to get the link to the online Will questionnaire on 8278 1779
More complex circumstances
However, if your situation includes any of the following four complex circumstances then we advise that a Standard Will is unlikely to be suitable. Please call us before proceeding on 8278 1779
- Blended families or second marriages
- Caring for other people’s children
- Life interests and Rights of Residency
- Conditional gifts
- Family Trusts
- Discretionary Testamentary Trust requirements (includes protective Trusts for disabled children)
If your situation includes any of the following circumstances, you will benefit from a personal, face to face consultation, either online or in person with our lawyers before we begin to draft your Will, but a Standard Will is likely to still be suitable.
- Business Owners – re continuity planning
- Overseas or interstate assets
- Large asset pools
- Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF)
- Binding Death Nomination in place
- Existing Family Court Orders or a Binding Financial Agreement
- Exclusion of children or other beneficiaries (children with marital or domestic partner problems)
- Conditional appointments of Guardians
- Non-standard gifts