Do you want your loved ones to be properly taken care of after your death?
If you die without making a will, you are said to have died 'intestate'. If this happens, the law sets out who should deal with the your affairs and who should inherit your estate (property, personal belongings and money).
It is not always correct to assume that everything will go to your partner or spouse or that your children will receive the share you believe they will. It is all dependent upon the assets you leave behind, and the legal standing of your relationships.
The way to guarantee that your loved ones receive the share of your estate that you want them to, is to have a fully legal and valid will prepared by us. That way you can make the decisions about what happens to your assets without leaving it in the hands of the State.
Reasons to make a Will...
Save time, money & stress for your loved ones
One of the top reasons to have a Will is to streamline the lengthy court process. When you have a Will, you can choose the person you want to handle your estate, making it easier for your
Decide who gets your assets & property
Most people know that a Will lets them decide who will get their property. As the testator, you can name people as beneficiaries for specific assets. You might not be aware that you can also use a Will to help ensure that some people don’t receive anything.
Leave instructions for your digital assets
Your digital assets may include online bank accounts, social accounts such as Facebook or email, and digital files or property (photos, videos, domain names, etc). In your Will, you can name a digital executor to manage these assets after you pass.
Determine who will manage
When you write a Will, you become a “testator” and have the opportunity to nominate an “executor.” This is the person who will be in charge of wrapping up all your affairs.
Choose who will take care of your children
If you’re a parent, you can use your Will to nominate a guardian for your minor children. The surviving parent will usually get sole legal custody if one parent dies. But if both parents pass, this is one of the most important reasons to have a Will.
Reduce the potential of family disputes
If you have complicated family dynamics, there’s a good reason to have a Will. When you die without a Will, your family will have to guess at what your final wishes were. And chances are, they won’t always agree.
Support a charity & leave a legacy
Many people want to leave a positive impact on the world after they pass. And a great way to do this is to support the charities or causes you love most. When you write a Will, you can preserve your legacy by leaving a part of your estate to a charitable organization.
Provide Funeral instructions for your loved ones
You may not want to think about your own funeral. But if you do think about it now, and leave instructions with your Will, you can lessen the burden on your loved ones after you pass. While these instructions aren’t legally binding, they can give your executors and loved ones some guidance on your wishes.
Rob Collison, Owner
"The good news is that it is very easy to have a Will prepared by us and to protect your estate. An initial consultation with us need take no more than an hour, after which we can prepare the Will in accordance with your wishes before presenting it to you for signing and witnessing."