GUIDING YOU ON IMPORTANT DECISIONS
Ensuring you have a legally binding will is important to not only be in control of your assets but also to alleviate the financial and emotional burden on your family. It is also vital that your will, also known as a ‘last will and testament’, is regularly updated to account for changes in circumstance.
Do I need a will?
If you have a family, children or own an asset of significant value, you require a will. We can help you prepare a will that is there to dictate how your assets are divided and to appoint a personal representative, known as your executor. A will is there to protect your estate and carry out your wishes following your passing. Although it is possible to make a will on your own, mistakes are often made, and the accompanying documentation required to support your will is often forgotten.
What if I don't have a will?
Failure to prepare a legally binding will means the law will dictate how your assets are divided, typically to your spouse and/or children. In this event, your estate is known as an ‘intestacy.’
Having no will or one that does not conform with the formal requirements, unfortunately, means your will may not be carried out to your true intentions. This can create unexpected consequences for your grief-stricken loved ones.
Why should I engage Waters Lawyers to help me prepare a will?
At Waters Lawyers, we always act with integrity and honesty at every step. We understand thinking about the future is difficult, but we are here to ensure your wishes are granted and your family is supported. With our vast experience in preparing and reading wills, we are able to analyse all aspects of your estate and situation to properly advise and avoid future risks. We are also able to advise and assist with the preparation of Powers of Attorney and the appointment of medical decision makers.
How do I prepare a will?
When you meet with Waters Lawyers you can expect us to carefully listen to your wishes and prepare a will you can easily read and understand. We can create a legally binding will after just two meetings with you. To get the process underway, we recommend you take the time to consider who you would trust to handle your estate after your passing and who you wish your beneficiaries to be prior to your initial consultation with us.
What will it cost me?
Standard will – single: $440
Standard will – couple: $660
Enduring Power of Attorney and Appointment of Medical Decision Maker – single: $220
Enduring Power of Attorney and Appointment of Medical Decision Maker – couple: $330
To arrange an appointment to prepare your will, please contact our office on 5996 1600.