Preparing Your Will
Preparing a legal Will does not have to be difficult or time consuming. However in saying this, it is important that the Will is prepared correctly to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death.
There are certain rules that need to be complied with when drafting a Will and it is not a document to be taken lightly. Because of the important nature of Wills, we at Queensland Family Law Practice pride ourselves on staying up to date with the most recent laws to ensure that the document we prepare for you will withstand the vigorous court examinations.
We have provided an online Will preparation application to make the process of obtaining a Will simple and easy for you.
Are you eligible for an Online Will?
The online Will caters for basic Will instructions. For example where you wish to leave your assets; to your Husband or Wife and in the event that they don’t survive you, then your children will obtain the assets.
1. Complete all the questions on the Online Will Application form making sure of the following:
- the names are spelt correctly; and
- the addresses are correct;
- you have provided enough detail so that another person can adequately identify any specific assets to be given to a person;
- If you require something to occur other than that provided in the Application please provide sufficient details.
NB – It is important that you answer all the questions. If you are not sure of some answers please contact our office for clarification.
Our office will contact you to confirm your details and organise payment for your Will.
Our office will then attend to drafting your Will in the terms outlined by you.
Once the Will is drafted we will contact you to make an appointment with our office to sign the Will. This will usually occur within 7 days from receipt of payment.
If you require the Will to be sent to you for signing please advise our office.
When you come into sign the Will, you will be provided with the original Will for safe keeping. It is important that the Will is kept in a safe place and your family or executors know where to look for your Will in the event that something happens to you.
You may wish to consider having a Power of Attorney drafted for you at the same time as your Will. A Power of Attorney provides for someone to take over control of your health matters and/or financial matters in the event that you lose capacity.