Making a Will

You need a legal Will

If you don’t have a legal Will prepared and you die intestate (that is, die without a Will), what will happen to your family and loved ones when you’re gone? Don’t assume that people will somehow know what you wanted to happen to your home, your assets or your children.

For example, did you know that if you’re in a de facto relationship and die intestate, your partner may not automatically inherit when you die? Even though legislation recently changed the definition of ‘de facto’ to ‘a marriage-like relationship for 2 years’, there is no automatic inheritance without a Will.

Unless you make it absolutely clear in a Will what your wishes are, you can’t be sure what you want to happen after your death, will happen.

It’s not just about having a Will

It’s also about doing it properly. If your Will hasn’t been witnessed correctly, or it doesn’t comply with all the strict legal requirements, your family and loved ones could still have dreadful – and expensive – problems. You won’t be around to sort it out for them. A legal Will makes sure that your wishes are carried out exactly as you wanted.

Legal Will preparation

You can have your Will prepared by an experienced Solicitor in our offices at Osborne Park.

Naming an Executor

We suggest that you think about family or friends first as the executor of a Will. You can appoint Haynes Leuuwin as your executor if you wish, but it’s entirely your decision.

Complete peace of mind

You’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you have a legal, professionally drawn document that states what you want to happen to your Estate. It will also give you confidence that it cannot be contested.

Do you have a legal Will kit but are having problems filling it in?

Don’t struggle with a Will kit and then worry you’ve got it wrong. We’ll help give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your wishes will be carried out with a professionally-made Will.

Click here to contact us for more information about preparing a legal Will in Perth.

Why bother?

Well, the question is really – why not? It takes a couple of
hours and lasts a lifetime (and beyond, of course).

If you don’t leave a Will saying what you want, the law
will decide for you. Your wishes will be unknown, and you won’t be around to say what you really wanted.

With a legal Will, you can:

  1. Avoid any doubt about whether you made a Will or not.
  2. Choose your Executor – the person who’ll have the vitally important job of carrying out your wishes.
  3. Set up Trusts for managing a child’s fund’s until that child is an adult.
  4. Nominate the people you want to administer those Trusts.
  5. Say who you’d like to care for your children.
  6. Say who you want to have your house, your money, or any of your assets.
  7. Manage, and try to reduce, the tax implications of assets left to your chosen beneficiaries.