If you die without a current Will your estate is administered according to a formula imposed by State Government legislation. This means that you do not control who benefits from your estate. Is this what you want? If not, then you are required to have a Will.
Why would you choose to have a lawyer draft your Will instead of using a DIY kit or writing it yourself? The answer is simple: just as you would use an electrician in your home or a mechanic to service your car, it is strongly advised to have an experienced lawyer draft legal documents, such as Wills. DIY Wills can cause many problems in the long run, which can be costly to your estate and may bring hardship or distress to your loved ones.
Other reasons why you may need to see us include:
- Marriage or divorce – each of these can cancel an existing Will;
- Recent birth of a child – does your existing Will include this new member of your family?;
- Business succession – businesses need Wills too; and/or
- Other changes in circumstances – such as retirement.