Wills Lawyer Adelaide

Wills & Estate Lawyers Adelaide

When a person dies without a Will, your estate may go to people you don’t want it to. Most people do not think they don’t need a Will because they are young, have no children, may be unemployed or have very little money in the bank. As soon as you have anything to your name, it is time for you to have a Will and to make sure that you have a say in how your assets are to be dealt with when you die, it is important that you have a valid Will. To ensure a Will is valid, it must be constructed correctly.

Wills should be updated regularly or following significant life changing events including marriage, remarriage, separation, divorce, the birth of a child, the death of your partner or spouse.  This will ensure that your Will adequately reflects your wishes.

It is good practice to review the contents of your Will every five years.

If you do not have a valid Will at the time of your death you are said to have died intestate.  The Public Trustee may be appointed to manage your estate and will charge a fee to do so.  Should this occur, your true wishes may not be taken into account.

You may be tempted to use a home Will kit because they are cheaper, however those documents are not always as clear & as safe as you think they may be. If it is later contested, it may end up costing your estate far more than the cost of a proper legal Will to start with. A Will offers you some peace of mind that your loved ones will know with certainty what you would want done with your assets. When considering a Will, also enquire about an (enduring) Power of Attorney as well an Advance Care Directive.

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Power of Attorney

To ensure that your financial affairs can be attended to when you can’t, a Power of Attorney can assist.  This is a legal document prepared by a lawyer to give someone power nominated by you to look after your legal interests if you suffer from an illness, incapacity or are to be away from home. If you have not appointed someone in this role and you became incapable of looking after yourself, someone may be appointed for you.

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Advance Care Directive

A legal document where you appoint someone to carry out your wishes regarding your quality of life. You nominate where you would like to live, what healthcare you want to receive and what consent you want to give for medical procedures.

  • Wills prepared from $290 plus GST.
  • Wills package pricing discounts are available.
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