Frequently Asked Questions about Wills

Frequently Asked Questions about Wills

When do you need to prepare a new Will?

We recommend that you review your Will every 3-5 years to ensure it still reflects your wises.

A new Will should be prepared in the case of any of the following;
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • When entering a defacto relationship
  • Birth of a child
  • Birth of a grandchild
  • Dramatic change to your financial circumstances
  • Death of your executor
  • Death of a beneficiary

Do you need a solicitor to create a Will?

Legally there is no obligation to have a solicitor create your Will and there are DIY kits available that can help you create a legal will. However, a Will drawn by a solicitor may better deal with your individual circumstances and special requests. A solicitor from Mothers in Law Lawyers will be able to assist you with your estate planning, advise you with regard to potential contests and help you to create a Will that properly outlines your testamentary intentions.

Keeping your Will safe.

It is important that you keep your original Will safe. It is a good idea for you to let your executor(s) know where the original Will is located. If required, Mothers in Law Lawyers will keep your original Will in our fire proof safe for no extra charge.

By Stacey Nadel

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