We know making a Will isn’t the first thing on your to-do list. It’s an uncomfortable task but a necessary one. Think of it this way, do you really want to leave your estate to someone you’re estranged from?
Death in the family is hard enough without having to deal with petty arguments and legal expenses. You can save your family from the unnecessary stress and uncertainty that comes from not planning your future.
As Wills & Estate Planning Lawyers, we believe you should always be prepared. Making your Will is particularly important if:
You updated your Will 3 or more years ago (this means it could be out of date).
Your financial circumstances have changed.
You’ve recently married, separated or divorced.
You have a new child or grandchild.
You have acquired a new property or sold an existing property.
You have had a death of a spouse, child or grandchild.
You’re having a major operation or have a life threatening-illness.
Do you have children you want to protect or assets you want secured? Making a Will is the only way to ensure your estate is distributed in accordance with your wishes.
Making a Will means you can:
Decide how your estate is distributed.
Choose who will take care of your children.
Avoid conflicts and potential challenges to your estate.
Avoid unnecessary delays and costs with finalising your estate.
Decide whether to exclude individuals who would otherwise be entitled to inheritance.
Make gifts and donations to individuals or organisations you wish to support.
Decide who is in charge of administering your estate.
Having an Enduring Power of Attorney gives you the power to choose who will be in charge of your property and make financial decisions when you’re unable to.
Having an Enduring Power of Guardianship gives you the power to choose who will be in charge of your property and make financial decisions when you’re unable to.
More in depth information about an Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Power of Guardianship as well as the Advance Health Directive.
Lotus Legal are Will & Estate Planning lawyers who make the process as pain-free and as easy as possible. We cut through the jargon and provide thoughtful advice tailored to your situation.
Our comprehensive estate planning covers everything you need so you can rest assured your family will be taken care of after you’re gone.