Do you need to make your will or change your existing Will? Despite the current COVID-19 procedures, you can still make a Will and sign it.
If you need a solicitor to help draft your will, Shane McClure offers one of the most comprehensive, straightforward, secure, timely and cost-effective ways to obtain a quality will in Victoria. You can rest assured Shane McClure will give drafting your will the assistance, quality and skill that you deserve.
Is it better to have a will or not?
Shane McClure always recommends having a will and keeping your will up to date as it takes into account your wishes and avoids distribution of your assets to whom and in a manner you may not like. It also helps to avoid disputes between loved ones after you pass, when they could be grieving, not engaged in a dispute.
When should you write a will?
Failing to plan for the future can be seen as planning to fail, and it could result in causing more harm than good. If you die without a will, you could put your family and property in danger. Without the terms that are established through a will, your property will be distributed according to intestacy laws, instead of according to your preferences.
What should you put in your will?
Considering that your estate will consist of your home, motor vehicles, real estate, bank accounts, collectables, jewellery, artwork, life insurance policies, animals and much more, it is important to create a plan that has the appropriate level of protection. You will need a plan that ensures that your assets and property are distributed to whom you want, when you want, in the event of your death, and ensures that you leave behind a legacy for those individuals or charities that are important to you.
A last will and testament serves several functions. Not only does it protect your assets and property, but an effective Will and testament organises your financial and personal affairs, which can in turn benefit your family long after you are no longer around to provide for them. There are many significant issues that Shane will review with individuals regarding their will and estate plan.
What should you think about when drafting a will?
Writing your own will may seem easy enough, but you do not want to leave something so important to chance. Shane McClure has the experience, skill and knowledge to help you design a last will and testament that addresses all of the important issues, such as:
- Information regarding next of kin and other important individuals in your life.
- Deciding how you would like to distribute your property.
- Establishing guardianship over minor children.
- Naming heirs or charitable organisations to receive your property.
- Naming a trusted person to manage the property that you leave to minor children.
- Naming an executor of your affairs to ensure that the terms in your will are carried out.
- Drafting a trust.
- …All with the end goal of avoiding any dispute and confusion regarding the settling of your affairs in the future and ensuring your loved ones are protected.
If you can’t attend one of our offices, we can take your instructions over the telephone or by video, and prepare the documents, and send them out to you with full instructions on how to properly execute the documents.
Secure the future for your spouse, children or other beneficiaries by getting started and clicking here to contact us and make an enquiry. Shane McClure has the understanding and compassion to help you move forward into the future.
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